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View Resource Mission Mars: Special Section

The rock that rocked the world is the subject of many new sites this week. Follow the debate about life on Mars by visiting the CNN special site devoted to the discovery. In addition to articles, audio, and video, this page provides links to many official and non-official sites about this discovery, Mars, and even meteorites in general (including Meteorite Central, which accepts advertisements for...
View Resource HubbleSite News Center: Doomed Star Eta Carinae

Amazing new photos have been added to the Space Telescope Electronic Information Service Site. Hubble Space Telescope images released in the last month include the Doomed Star Eta Carinae. Included are several black & white and color resolutions, as well as well as explanatory captions. Of particular interest are the incredible gas clouds emanating from each side of Eta Carinae. "Even though Eta...
View Resource The Surface of Pluto

The Hubble Space Telescope's photographs of the surface of Pluto are available on the Web. The photographs were taken during a seven day period in late June and early July of 1994, but have just recently become available. To understand the power of the Hubble Telescope, "viewing surface detail on Pluto is as difficult as trying to read the printing on a golf ball located thirty-three miles away!"...
View Resource Hubble Reveals Stellar Fireworks Accompanying Galaxy Collisions

The Space Science Telescope Institute and National Aeronautics and Space Administration have made this resource available. NASA's Hubble Telescope has photographed the results of the collision of the Antennae galaxies: the eruption of over a thousand bright young star clusters. At this site users can view a number of striking images in a variety of resolutions. The official press release and fact...
View Resource NASA Shuttle-Mir Web

The Shuttle/Mir site describes the cooperation, investigation, and operation components of the Shuttle/Mir project. Visitors can also find the latest space station news, information on the crew, videos, photos, and tracking information (through Hot Borsht). NASA related sites describe current happenings at NASA and also provide homepages of NASA missions including the Cassini space probe, the Mars...
View Resource Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

The Space Telescope Science Institute site is an archive of Hubble Space Telescope images and information that provides an astounding portal to the Earth, Solar System, galaxy, and universe. The site features the latest pictures from the telescope, along with information about new findings, information about the telescope, and an archive of images. NASA related sites describe current happenings...
View Resource The International Space Station: Improving Life On Earth and In Space: The NASA Research Plan, An Overview

This National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) report describes how the International Space Station (ISS) will be used to further NASA's mission of scientific research and exploration of space. The research plan is divided into five sections with the heart of the report contained in Putting Space to Work the World Over. This section is subdivided into categories dealing with the...
View Resource Hubble Astronomers Unveil: Crab Nebula The Movie

Amazing photos have been added to the Space Telescope Electronic Information Service Site in May 1996. Hubble Space Telescope images released include Dynamics of the Crab Nebula and Doomed Star Eta Carinae. Included are several black & white and color resolutions, as well as well as explanatory captions.
View Resource UNISPACE III

The official Website of the third UN Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (held July 19-30, 1999 in Vienna) offers numerous resources for interested users. These include a selection of background papers on UN space activities and the conference, reports from the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, resolutions and treaties, other related documents, press...
View Resource SpaceRef

This resource is aimed at professionals and informed users with a strong interest in astronomy and astronautics, and the second can be enjoyed by kids of all ages. While the content in some of the multiple categories in SpaceRef's Space Directory is currently a little thin, the site is clearly designed from the ground-up to host a wide array of space resources. In addition to the directory, the...
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