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Pictures of the Moon - Near and Far
The above illustration, based on Galileo spacecraft images, shows the approximate difference in apparent size between a full moon at perigee (the closest point in the lunar orbit, pictured at left) and a full moon at apogee, the farthest point in the lunar orbit.. Page 3.

Pictures of the Moon - North Pole of the Moon
The above is a mosaic of about 750 Clementine images of the north pole of the Moon, from 800N to the pole (center). The nearside of the Moon is the bottom half of this mosaic, and the top half is the farside. In contrast to the south pole, the north pole shows very little area in permanent shadow (only about 500 square kilometers). This suggests that any cold traps in this region of the Moon are very restricted and little ice could be stable in this part of the Moon. Page 2.

Pictures of the Moon - Copernicus Crater
This oblique photograph was taken looking south across Mare Imbrium. The crater Copernicus, 93 kilometers in diameter, is seen in the distance. Several chains of small craters are visible. These are oriented toward Copernicus and are secondary craters produced by material ejected when Copernicus formed. In the foreground, the crater Pytheas is 20 kilometers in diameter. This photo was taken by the Apollo 17 crew in 1972.. Page 15.

Pictures of Skylab - Astronaut Charles Conrad Jr. working with control panel in Skylab simulation
Astronaut Charles Conrad Jr. is seen working with the control panels of the Skylab Orbital Workshop trainer during Skylab training at the Johnson Space Center.. Page 15.

Pictures of Skylab - Astronaut Edward G. Gibson during EVA on Skylab 4
View of Astronaut Edward G. Gibson, Skylab 4 commander, during extravehicular activity (EVA) on the Skylab space station in orbit above the Earth.. Page 14.

Pictures of Skylab - Launch of the Skylab 4/Saturn 1B space vehicle
The Skylab 4/Saturn 1B space vehicle is launched from Pad B, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, at 9:01:23 a.m., Friday, November 16, 1973. Skylab 4 is the third and last of three scheduled manned Skylab missions.. Page 12.

Pictures of Skylab - SKYLAB Experiment in Solar Tank Area
SKYLAB Experiment in Solar Tank Area. Page 7.

Pictures of Skylab - Skylab 2 Astronaut Paul Weitz suiting up at KSC during prelaunch
Astronaut Paul Weitz, pilot of the Skylab 2 mission, is suited up in the Manned Spacecraft Operations Building at the Kennedy Space Center during Skylab 2 prelaunch preparations.. Page 3.

Pictures of Skylab - Skylab 2 prime crew photographed at Launch Complex 39 KSC
The three prime crew members of the first manned Skylab mission (Skylab 2) are photographed at Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center, during preflight activity. They are, left to right, Astronaut Paul J. Weitz, pilot; Astronaut Charles Conrad Jr., commander; and Scientist-Astronaut Joseph P. Kerwin, science pilot. In the background is the Skylab 1/Saturn V space vehicle with its Skylab space station payload on Pad A.. Page 8.

Pictures of Skylab - Skylab Logo
In 1973, Skylab, America's first space station, was launched aboard a two-stage Saturn V vehicle. Saturn IB rockets were used to launch three different three-man crews to the Skylab space station.. Page 5.

Pictures of Skylab - Skylab in Orbit
Skylab in orbit at the end of the mission. . Page 6.

Pictures of Skylab - Skylab
The idea that ultimately became Skylab first surfaced in 1962 as a proposal to convert a spent Saturn upper stage (Saturn V S-II stage) into an orbital workshop. In 1968, the Marshall Space Flight Center proposed an alternative to the wet workshop concept of refurbishing a space station in orbit. Instead, a fully equipped dry workshop could be launched as a complete unit ready for occupancy. Skylab became the free world's first space station. Page 11.

Opportunity Stretches Out (3-D)
This is a three-dimensional stereo anaglyph of an image taken by the front hazard-identificatio n camera onboard the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, showing the rover's arm in its extended position. The arm, or instrument deployment device, was deployed on the ninth martian day, or sol, of the mission. The rover, now sitting 1 meter (3 feet) away from the lander, can be seen in the foreground. Page 4.

Opportunity Stretches Out
This image taken by the front hazard-identification camera onboard the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the rover's arm in its extended position. The arm, or instrument deployment device, was deployed on the ninth martian day, or sol, of the mission. The rover, now sitting 1 meter (3 feet) away from the lander, can be seen in the foreground. Page 5.

Curious Landscape in Meridiani Planum
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First Color Image from Opportunity
NASA's twin robot geologists, the Mars Exploration Rovers, launched toward Mars on June 10 and July 7, 2003, in search of answers about the history of water on Mars. They have now both landed on Mars, Spirit on January 3 and Opportunity on January 24. The Mars Exploration Rover mission is part of NASA's Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the red planet. Both rovers are now sending back some fantastic pictures of the Martian surface. Page 11.

Mission Members Celebrate Opportunity's Arrival on Mars
Mission engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., received the first signal from Opportunity on the ground at 9:05 p.m. Pacific Standard Time Saturday via the NASA Deep Space Network, which was listening with antennas in California and Australia.

Opportunity Digs
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has scooped a trench with one of its wheels to reveal what is below the surface of a selected patch of soil. Page 9.

Image of the Week for Stars and a Stripe in Celestial Fireworks
Image of the Week for Stars and a Stripe in Celestial Fireworks - A delicate ribbon of gas floats eerily in our galaxy. A contrail from an alien spaceship? A jet from a black-hole? Actually this image, taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, is a very thin section of a supernova remnant caused by a stellar explosion that occurred more than 1,000 years ago. - NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Page 26.

Image of the Week for The Journey Begins
Image of the Week for The Journey Begins - The American flag flies on the NASA News Center grounds at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, giving witness to the passage of space shuttle Atlantis as it rolls out to Launch Pad 39A. The shuttle stack, with solid rocket boosters and external fuel tank attached to Atlantis, rest on the mobile launcher platform, as the crawler-transporter journeys to the pad. Atlantis is scheduled to launch on the STS-125 mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. Page 52.

Image of the Week for Dark Clouds of the Carina Nebula
Image of the Week for Dark Clouds of the Carina Nebula - What dark forms lurk in the mists of the Carina Nebula? These ominous figures are actually molecular clouds, knots of molecular gas and dust so thick they have become opaque. In comparison, however, these clouds are typically much less dense than Earth's atmosphere. - NASA, ESA, N. Smith (U. California, Berkeley) et al., and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA). Page 37.

Image of the Week for Light and Shadow in the Carina Nebula
Image of the Week for Light and Shadow in the Carina Nebula - Previously unseen details of a mysterious, complex structure within the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372) are revealed by this image obtained by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The picture is a montage assembled from four different April 1999 telescope pointings with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, which used six different color filters. Page 5.

Image of the Week for Magnetic Monster in Erupting Galaxy
Image of the Week for Magnetic Monster in Erupting Galaxy - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has found an answer to a long-standing puzzle by resolving giant but delicate filaments shaped by a strong magnetic field around the active galaxy NGC 1275. It is the most striking example of the influence of the immense tentacles of extragalactic magnetic fields, say researchers. - NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration. Page 45.

Image of the Week for Pipsqueak Star Unleashes Monster Flare
Image of the Week for Pipsqueak Star Unleashes Monster Flare - For many years scientists have known that our sun gives off powerful explosions, known as flares, that contain millions of times more energy than atomic bombs. - Casey Reed/NASA. Page 14.

Image of the Week for Project FIRE
Image of the Week for Project FIRE - The Apollo Program's Project FIRE (Flight Investigation Reentry Environment) studied the effects of reentry heating on spacecraft materials. It involved both wind tunnel and flight tests, although the majority were tests with Atlas rockets and recoverable reentry packages. These flight tests took place at Cape Canaveral in Florida. Page 38.

Image of the Week for SOFIA
Image of the Week for SOFIA - Technicians at NASA Ames Research Center are reflected in the coated SOFIA telescope main mirror suspended above them. The main mirror for NASA's new airborne eye on the universe is now ready for installation after being transformed from a carefully shaped and polished piece of glass into a highly reflective optical component. - USRA/Patrick Waddell. Page 27.

Image of the Week for The Eagle Prepares to Land
Image of the Week for The Eagle Prepares to Land - The Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle, in a landing configuration was photographed in lunar orbit from the Command and Service Module Columbia. Inside the module were Commander Neil A. Armstrong and Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin. The long rod-like protrusions under the landing pods are lunar surface sensing probes. Upon contact with the lunar surface, the probes sent a signal to the crew to shut down the descent engine. - NASA. Page 48.

Image of the Week for The Shuttle's Unlikely Predecessor
Image of the Week for The Shuttle's Unlikely Predecessor - The M2-F1, the unlikely forefather to the shuttle, was the world's first manned lifting body. Made of wood with an internal framework of steel tubes and no wings, the M-21 looked more like a bathtub sitting on a tricycle than an aircraft. - NASA. Page 43.

Image of the Week for Voyager Squashes View of Solar System
Image of the Week for Voyager Squashes View of Solar System - This artist's rendering depicts NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft as it studies the outer limits of the heliosphere--a magnetic 'bubble' around the solar system that is created by the solar wind. - NASA. Page 44.

Image of the Week for LIFTOFF!
Image of the Week for LIFTOFF! - Space shuttle Discovery leaps from the billows of smoke below into a clear blue sky on its STS-124 mission to the International Space Station. Launch was on time at 5:02 p.m. EDT. Discovery is making its 35th flight. - NASA/Fletch Hildreth. Page 16.

Image of the Week for Mars' Spring Storms
Image of the Week for Mars' Spring Storms - Early spring typically brings dust storms to northern polar regions of Mars. As the north polar cap begins to thaw, the temperature difference between the cold frost region and recently thawed surface results in swirling winds. The choppy dust clouds of at least three dust storms are visible in this mosaic of images taken by the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft in 2002. - NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems. Page 21.

Image of the Week for NASA: Fifty Years and Beyond
Image of the Week for NASA: Fifty Years and Beyond - Nils Larson from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center shows a high altitude pressure suit, complete with whiffle ball on the end of a draw string at the the 42nd Annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival. - NASA/Sean Smith. Page 24.

Image of the Week for Rhea's Rings
Image of the Week for Rhea's Rings - This artist's concept depicts the ring of debris that may orbit Saturn's second-largest moon, Rhea. The suggested disk of solid material is exaggerated in density here for clarity. - NASA/JPL/JHUAPL. Page 4.

Image of the Week for Saturn's Auroras
Image of the Week for Saturn's Auroras - Saturn was 810 million miles (1.3 billion kilometers) away when the Hubble Space Telescope took this ultraviolet image of the planet, revealing a vivid auroral display rising thousands of miles above the cloud tops over both of the planet's poles. - NASA. Page 12.

Ceres Pictures Gallery - Ceres' Layers
Ceres Pictures Gallery - Ceres' Layers - Ceres may have a

Ceres Pictures Gallery - Color View of Ceres
Ceres Pictures Gallery - Color View of Ceres - This is a NASA Hubble Space Telescope color image of Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt. - Page 4.

Ceres Pictures Gallery - Dawn at Ceres
Ceres Pictures Gallery - Dawn at Ceres - Artist concept showing the Dawn spacecraft at Ceres. - NASA/JPL. Page 3.

Ceres Pictures Gallery - Hubble Images of Asteroids Help Astronomers Prepare for Spacecraft Visit
Ceres Pictures Gallery - Hubble Images of Asteroids Help Astronomers Prepare for Spacecraft Visit - These Hubble Space Telescope images of Vesta and Ceres show two of the most massive asteroids in the asteroid belt, a region between Mars and Jupiter. The images are helping astronomers plan for the Dawn spacecraft's tour of these hefty asteroids. Page 2.

Image of the Week for A Different View of the Sun
Image of the Week for A Different View of the Sun - This photo shows a view of the sun from Baja California during an eclipse on July 11, 1991, with the moon sliding in front of the sun. - NASA. Page 36.

Image of the Week for Bow Shock Near a Young Star
Image of the Week for Bow Shock Near a Young Star - Revealing the stunning and intricate treasures that reside within the nearby, intense star-forming region known as the Great Nebula in Orion, the Hubble Space Telescope focused on one such jewel--a bow shock around the very young star, LL Ori. - NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA). Page 2.

Image of the Week for Cat's Eye Nebula Redux
Image of the Week for Cat's Eye Nebula Redux - This composite of data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope gives astronomers a new look for NGC 6543, better known as the Cat's Eye nebula. This planetary nebula represents a phase of stellar evolution that our sun may well experience several billion years from now. - X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO; Optical: NASA/STScI. Page 34.

Image of the Week for Discovery Descending
Image of the Week for Discovery Descending - In high bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center, a crane lowers space shuttle Discovery toward the external tank and solid rocket boosters already stacked on the mobile launcher platform. The stacking and mating took place in preparation for the launch on the STS-124 mission to the International Space Station. - NASA/Jim Grossmann. Page 13.

Image of the Week for Distance to Dark Bodies
Image of the Week for Distance to Dark Bodies - Using the unique orbit of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and a depth-perceiving trick called parallax, astronomers have determined the distance to an invisible Milky Way object called OGLE-2005-SMC-001. This artist's concept illustrates how this trick works: different views from both Spitzer and telescopes on Earth are combined to give depth perception. - NASA/JPL-Caltech-ESA/Hubble and Digitized Sky Survey 2. Page 10.

Image of the Week for First American Spacewalk
Image of the Week for First American Spacewalk - During the Gemini 4 mission on June 3, 1965, Ed White became the first American to conduct a spacewalk. The spacewalk started at 3:45 p.m. EDT on the third orbit when White opened the hatch and used the hand-held manuevering oxygen-jet gun to push himself out of the capsule. - NASA. Page 22.

Image of the Week for Galaxies Collide
Image of the Week for Galaxies Collide - Galaxies don't normally look like NGC 3256, this current picture of which shows two galaxies that are slowly colliding. Quite possibly, in hundreds of millions of years, only one galaxy will remain. Today, however, NGC 3256 shows intricate filaments of dark dust, unusual tidal tails of stars and a peculiar center that contains two distinct nuclei. Page 11.

SpaceShip One - Carried By White Knight
SpaceShip One - Carried By White Knight - White Knight launch aircraft carries the spaceship, followed by Bob Scherer's Starship chase aircraft. - Courtesy of Scaled Composites, LLC. Page 28.

SpaceShip One - Engine Ignition
SpaceShip One - Engine Ignition - SpaceShipOne ignites its engine after being released by the White Knight mothership. - Courtesy of Vulcan Productions / Discovery Channel. Page 26.

SpaceShip One - Guinness Record
SpaceShip One - Guinness Record - Paul, Burt and Mike holding the Guinness record. - Courtesy of Scaled Composites, LLC. Page 25.

SpaceShip One - Mike Entering SpaceShip One
SpaceShip One - Mike Entering SpaceShip One - Mike prepares to climb in SpaceShipOne before the first private manned spaceflight (flight 15P) - Courtesy of Scaled Composites, LLC. Page 21.

SpaceShip One - Paul and Burt in Conversation
SpaceShip One - Paul and Burt in Conversation - Paul Allen and Burt Rutan discuss the results of a recent SpaceShipOne test flight. - Courtesy of Scaled Composites, LLC. Page 14.

SpaceShip One - Pre Flight Preparation
SpaceShip One - Pre Flight Preparation - Pre flight preparations at dawn. - Courtesy of Scaled Composites, LLC. Page 11.

SpaceShip One - Preflight Inspection
SpaceShip One - Preflight Inspection - SpaceShipOne undergoing preflight inspection before its June historic space flight. The registration number designates its goal: 328,000 ft altitude, or 100km (62 miles) - Courtesy of Scaled Composites, LLC. Page 10.

SpaceShip One - Public Viewing Area
SpaceShip One - Public Viewing Area - Public viewing area and parking lot for the first manned space flight. (15P) - Courtesy of Scaled Composites, LLC. Page 9.

SpaceShip One - Carried By the White Knight
SpaceShip One - Carried By the White Knight - The White Knight turbojet aircraft climbs over the Mojave desert with SpaceShipOne attached below. - Courtesy of Scaled Composites, LLC. Page 6.

SpaceShip One - Underneath White Knight
SpaceShip One - Underneath White Knight - SpaceShipOne underneath White Knight at 45,000 feet. - Courtesy of Vulcan Productions / Discovery Channel. Page 3.

Mercury Pictures Gallery - 300 Kilometer Long Scarp
Mercury Pictures Gallery - 300 Kilometer Long Scarp - A scarp, or cliff, more than 300 kilometers (185 miles) long extends diagonally from upper left to lower right in this Mariner 10 picture (FDS 166842) of Mercury taken on September 21. - NASA. Page 12.

Mercury Pictures Gallery - Brahms Crater
Mercury Pictures Gallery - Brahms Crater - Thirty years ago, NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft made the first of three passes by Mercury, sending back intriguing images of the planet's battered terrain. NASA will launch the world's second probe to Mercury - named MESSENGER - this summer. - NASA. Page 11.

Mercury Pictures Gallery - Filling the Gaps
Mercury Pictures Gallery - Filling the Gaps - In the 1970s, the Mariner 10 spacecraft flew by Mercury three times, imaging nearly all of one hemisphere (45% of the planet). Due to the geometry of the flybys, a large swath of terrain in the northern portion of that hemisphere was never seen (left image), until October 6, 2008, when the MESSENGER spacecraft flew by the planet for the second time, revealing this ancient cratered terrain (right image). Page 10.

Mercury Pictures Gallery - Fresh Crater in Center of Older Crater Basin
Mercury Pictures Gallery - Fresh Crater in Center of Older Crater Basin - A fresh new crater in the center of an older crater basin is shown in this picture (FDS27459) of the surface of Mercury taken March 29, by Mariner 10. - NASA. Page 9.

Mercury Pictures Gallery - Mercury: Enhanced Color
Mercury Pictures Gallery - Mercury: Enhanced Color - Updated calibration and subsequent mosaicing have led to substantial improvements in the Mariner 10 color image data. - NASA/JPL/Northwestern University Page 6.

Mercury Pictures Gallery - Mercury's Caloris Basin
Mercury Pictures Gallery - Mercury's Caloris Basin - Mercury: The desert closest to the sun. - NASA. Page 8.

Mercury Pictures Gallery - Mercury's South Pole
Mercury Pictures Gallery - Mercury's South Pole - Mercury's south pole was photographed by one of Mariner 10's TV cameras as the spacecraft made its second close flyby of the planet September 21. The pole is located inside the large crater (180 kilometers, 110 miles) on Mercury's limb (lower center). The crater floor is shadowed and its far rim, illuminated by the sun, appears to de disconnected from the edge of the planet. - NASA/JPL/Northwestern University. Page 7.

Mercury Pictures Gallery - Planet Mercury
Mercury Pictures Gallery - Planet Mercury - Mariner 10's first image of Mercury acquired on March 24, 1974. During its flight, Mariner 10's trajectory brought it behind the lighted hemisphere of Mercury, where this image was taken, in order to acquire important measurements with other instruments. - NASA Headquarters - GReatest Images of NASA (NASA-HQ-GRIN). Page 5.

Mercury Pictures Gallery - Planet Mercury
Mercury Pictures Gallery - Planet Mercury - Mariner 10's first image of Mercury acquired on March 24, 1974. During its flight, Mariner 10's trajectory brought it behind the lighted hemisphere of Mercury, where this image was taken, in order to acquire important measurements with other instruments. - NASA. Page 4.

Mercury Pictures Gallery - Prominent Rayed Craters
Mercury Pictures Gallery - Prominent Rayed Craters - These two prominent rayed craters are located at 40 degrees N, 124 degrees W. Bright halos extend as far as 2 crater diameters beyond crater rims. Individual rays extend from halo. Bright streak extending from middle top to lower is unrelated to the two craters. Craters are 40 km in diameter. This image (FDS 275) was taken during the spacecraft's first encounter with Mercury. - NASA/JPL/Northwestern University Page 3.

Mercury Pictures Gallery - The Plane of the Ecliptic
Mercury Pictures Gallery - The Plane of the Ecliptic - The Plane of the Ecliptic is illustrated in this Clementine star tracker camera image which reveals (from right to left) the Moon lit by Earthshine, the Sun's corona rising over the Moon's dark limb, and the planets Saturn, Mars, and Mercury. - NASA. Page 2.

Asteroids Pictures Gallery - Ida and Dactyl in Enhanced Color
Asteroids Pictures Gallery - Ida and Dactyl in Enhanced Color - This color picture is made from images taken by the imaging system on the Galileo spacecraft about 14 minutes before its closest approach to asteroid 243 Ida on August 28, 1993. The range from the spacecraft was about 10,500 kilometers (6,500 miles). - JPL. Page 4.

Asteroids Pictures Gallery - Asteroids Mathilde, Gaspra and Ida
Asteroids Pictures Gallery - Asteroids Mathilde, Gaspra and Ida - Mathilde, Gaspra, and Ida (left to right, all at the same scale). The image of Mathilde was taken by the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous spacecraft on June 27, 1997. Images of Gaspra and Ida were taken in 1991 and 1993, respectively, by the Galileo spacecraft. - NASA. Page 3.

Asteroids Pictures Gallery - Mosaic of Mathilde
Asteroids Pictures Gallery - Mosaic of Mathilde - This is a mosaic of the main belt asteroid 253 Mathilde made up of four images returned by the NEAR spacecraft during its flyby. The images were taken on 27 June 1997 from a distance of 2400 km. - NASA. Page 2.

Asteroids Pictures Gallery - All of Eros
Asteroids Pictures Gallery - All of Eros - This picture of Eros, the first of an asteroid taken from an orbiting spacecraft, is a mosaic of four images obtained by NEAR on February 14, 2000, immediately after the spacecraft's insertion into orbit. We are looking down over the north pole of Eros at one of the largest craters on the surface, which measures 4 miles (6 kilometers) across. - NASA. Page 20.

Asteroids Pictures Gallery - Asteroid 216 Kleopatra
Asteroids Pictures Gallery - Asteroid 216 Kleopatra - These images show several views from a radar-based computer model of asteroid 216 Kleopatra. The object, located in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, is about 217 kilometers (135 miles) long and about 94 kilometers (58 miles) wide, or about the size of New Jersey. - NASA/JPL/Northwestern University. Page 19.

Asteroids Pictures Gallery - Asteroid Gaspra's True Colors
Asteroids Pictures Gallery - Asteroid Gaspra's True Colors - These two color views of the asteroid Gaspra were produced by combining three images taken through violet, green, and infrared filters by the Galileo spacecraft on October 29, 1991, from a distance of about 16,000 kilometers. - U.S. Geological Survey. Page 17.

Asteroids Pictures Gallery - Asteroid Gaspra
Asteroids Pictures Gallery - Asteroid Gaspra - This picture of asteroid 951 Gaspra is a mosaic of two images taken by the Galileo spacecraft from a range of 5300 kilometers, some 10 minutes before closest approach on October 29, 1991. The Sun is shining from the right; phase angle is 500. - U.S. Geological Survey. Page 18.

Asteroids Pictures Gallery - Asteroid Ida
This view of the asteroid 243 Ida is a mosaic of five image frames acquired by the Galileo spacecraft's solid-state imaging system at ranges of 3,057 to 3,821 kilometers (1900 to 2375 miles) on August 28, 1993, about 3.5 minutes before the spacecraft made its closest approach to the asteroid. Galileo flew about 2400 kilometers (1,500 miles) from Ida at a relative velocity of 12.4 kilometers per sec (28,000 miles per hour). Page 16.

Asteroids Pictures Gallery - Asteroid Mathilde
Asteroids Pictures Gallery - Asteroid Mathilde - This image mosaic of asteroid 253 Mathilde is constructed from four images acquired by the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft on June 27, 1997. - Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous Mission (NEAR). Page 15.

Asteroids Pictures Gallery - Close-up Descent Image of Eros
Asteroids Pictures Gallery - Close-up Descent Image of Eros - This image of the surface of main belt asteroid Eros was taken towards the end of NEAR's descent to the surface from an altitude of 250 meters. - NASA. Page 14.

Asteroids Pictures Gallery - Color View of Eros' Saddle
Asteroids Pictures Gallery - Color View of Eros' Saddle - Color imaging of Eros from the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft has shown the asteroid's color variations are very subdued when compared to those of other planetary bodies, such as Mars. However, both the imager and the near-infrared spectrometer have detected discernible color differences between parts of the asteroid. - NEAR. Page 13.

Asteroids Pictures Gallery - Dactyl
Asteroids Pictures Gallery - Dactyl - This image is the most detailed picture of Dactyl, a natural satellite (moon) of asteroid 243 Ida. Dactyl was the first moon found orbiting an asteroid. NASA's Galileo spacecraft discovered the tiny moon during a 1993 flyby of Ida while en route to Jupiter. - NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Page 12.

Asteroids Pictures Gallery - First Look: Eros
At 10:33 AM EST on Feb. 14, 2000, the NEAR spacecraft was successfully inserted into orbit around 433 Eros, becoming the first artificial satellite of an asteroid. Just over an hour later, NEAR pointed its camera at the asteroid and took this picture from a range of 210 miles above the surface. Page 11.

Asteroids Pictures Gallery - Gaspra - Galileo
Asteroids Pictures Gallery - Gaspra - Galileo - The Galileo spacecraft captured this view of asteroid 951 Gaspra in 1991. It was the first time a spacecraft made a close flyby of an asteroid. - NASA. Page 10.

Asteroids Pictures Gallery - Gaspra, Deimos and Phobos
Asteroids Pictures Gallery - Gaspra, Deimos and Phobos - This montage shows asteroid 951 Gaspra (top) compared with Deimos (lower left) and Phobos (lower right), the moons of Mars. The three bodies are shown at the same scale and nearly the same lighting conditions. - NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory Page 8.

Asteroids Pictures Gallery - Gaspra - Highest Resolution Mosaic
Highest Resolution Mosaic - This picture of asteroid 951 Gaspra is a mosaic of two images taken by the Galileo spacecraft from a range of 5,300 kilometers (3,300 miles), some 10 minutes before closest approach on October 29, 1991. The Sun is shining from the right; phase angle is 50 degrees. The resolution, about 54 meters/pixel, is the highest for the Gaspra encounter and is about three times better than that in the view released in November 1991. Page 9.

Asteroids Pictures Gallery - High Resolution View of Dactyl
Asteroids Pictures Gallery - High Resolution View of Dactyl - This image is the most detailed picture of the recently discovered natural satellite of asteroid 243 Ida taken by the Galileo Solid-State Imaging camera during its encounter with the asteroid on August 28, 1993. - JPL. Page 7.

Asteroids Pictures Gallery - Asteroid Ida and its Satellite Dactyl in Enhanced Color
Asteroids Pictures Gallery - Asteroid Ida and its Satellite Dactyl in Enhanced Color - During its examination of the asteroid Ida, the Galileo spacecraft returned images of a second object, Dactyl--the first confirmed satellite or moon of an asteroid; the much smaller moon is visible to the right of Ida. - NASA. Page 5.

Asteroids Pictures Gallery - Ida and Dactyl
Asteroids Pictures Gallery - Ida and Dactyl - Asteroid Ida and its moon Dactyl. Scientists found the moon - the first discovered orbiting and asteroid - when the Galileo spacecraft flew past Ida in 1994. - NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Page 6.

Incredible Pictures of Stars - Stars Pictures Gallery
Stars are massive shining spheres of hot gas, the closest of which is our Sun. Those which you see with your naked eye in the night sky all belong to the Milky Way Galaxy, the huge system of stars that contains our solar system. Check out these pictures to see the wide variety. Discover incredible pictures and their descriptions.

Incredible Pictures of Stars - Stars Pictures Gallery
Stars are massive shining spheres of hot gas, the closest of which is our Sun. Those which you see with your naked eye in the night sky all belong to the Milky Way Galaxy, the huge system of stars that contains our solar system. Check out these pictures to see the wide variety. Discover incredible pictures and their descriptions.

Earth Pictures Gallery
Discover Earth Pictures and images in this Earth Pictures Gallery. These Earth pictures are awe inspiring and tell a story about our home planet, Earth.

Earth Pictures Gallery
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Earth Pictures Gallery
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Jupiter - Pictures and Astronomy Facts - Solar System Planetary Astronomical Data and Images of Jupiter
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Mercury - Pictures and Astronomy Facts - Solar System Planetary Astronomical Data and Images of Mercury
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Barbara Radding Morgan Biography
Barbara Morgan was born November 28, 1951, in Fresno, California. Married to Clay Morgan. They have two sons. Barbara plays flute and enjoys reading, hiking, swimming, skiing, and her family. Morgan was selected as the backup candidate for the NASA Teacher in Space Program on July 19, 1985. Barbara Morgan is assigned to the crew of STS-118, an assembly mission to the International Space Station. The mission will launch in 2007.

Mariner 4 - Mission to Mars - Brief History of Mariner 4 Mission to Mars
Mariner 4 was the first spacecraft to get a close look at Mars. Flying as close as 9,846 kilometers (6,118 miles), Mariner 4 revealed Mars to have a cratered, rust-colored surface, with signs on some parts of the planet that liquid water had once etched its way into the soil. In addition to various field and particle sensors and detectors, the spacecraft had a television camera, which took 22 television pictures covering about 1% of the planet.

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Space Definitions, F Topics - About Astronomy and Space Online Dictionary, Space Definitions Starting With F
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Space Definitions from the Astronomy and Space Online Dictionary and Glossary. An ever growing glossary of space and astronomy definitions. Find the definitions for all your space and astronomy related words starting with N in this online dictionary - glossary.

Top NASA Educational Websites
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) provides many excellent education resources for teachers and students. Discover lesson plans, videos and other great education resources from NASA.

STS-1 - First NASA Space Shuttle Mission Pictures Gallery
STS-1 was the first Shuttle Mission/Shuttle Systems Test Flight. STS-1 was made using the Space Shuttle Columbia. It launched on April 12, 1981 at 7:00:03 AM EST and landed at Edwards Air Force Base, California on April 14, 1981 at 10:20:57 AM PST.

Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster Pictures Gallery
Discover pictures of the Space Shuttle Challenger STS-51L mission and disaster. These Challenger disaster pictures will bring back memories for those of us who remember where we were when the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster happened. These pictures tell the story.

Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster Pictures Gallery
Discover pictures of the Space Shuttle Challenger STS-51L mission and disaster. These Challenger disaster pictures will bring back memories for those of us who remember where we were when the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster happened. These pictures tell the story.

Ceres Pictures Gallery
Known by astronomers as 1 Ceres, it was the very first minor planet discovered. As big across as Texas, Ceres' nearly spherical body has a differentiated interior - meaning that, like Earth, it has denser material at the core and lighter minerals near the surface. Astronomers believe that water ice may be buried under Ceres' crust because its density is less than that of the Earth's crust, and because the dust-covered surface bears spectral evidence of water-bearing minerals.

Asteroids Pictures Gallery - Discover Asteroids Pictures
Asteroids are rocky fragments left over from the formation of the solar system about 4.6 billion years ago. Most of these fragments of ancient space rubble can be found orbiting the Sun in a belt between Mars and Jupiter. This region in our solar system, called the Asteroid Belt or Main Belt, probably contains millions of asteroids ranging widely in size from Ceres, which at 940 km in diameter is about one-quarter the diameter of our Moon, to bodies that are less than 1 km across.

Moon Pictures Gallery
The Moon is the only natural satellite of the planet Earth. It was known as Luna to the Romans, Selene and Artemis to the Greeks, and many other names in other languages.

Space & Astronomy Featured Picture of the Week 2009 - Formerly Space & Astronomy Picture of the Day
Welcome to Space & Astronomy Featured Picture of the Week, Formerly Space & Astronomy Picture of the Day. Discover pictures and images of astronomy and space for 2009.

Space & Astronomy Featured Picture of the Week 2009 - Formerly Space & Astronomy Picture of the Day
Welcome to Space & Astronomy Featured Picture of the Week, Formerly Space & Astronomy Picture of the Day. Discover pictures and images of astronomy and space for 2009.

Space & Astronomy Featured Picture of the Week 2009 - Formerly Space & Astronomy Picture of the Day
Welcome to Space & Astronomy Featured Picture of the Week, Formerly Space & Astronomy Picture of the Day. Discover pictures and images of astronomy and space for 2009.

Space & Astronomy Featured Picture of the Week 2009 - Formerly Space & Astronomy Picture of the Day
Welcome to Space & Astronomy Featured Picture of the Week, Formerly Space & Astronomy Picture of the Day. Discover pictures and images of astronomy and space for 2009.

Pictures of Stars - Brown Dwarf Discovered Around Star Gliese 229
These two false-color telescope images reveal the faintest object ever seen around a star beyond our Sun, and the first unambiguous detection of a brown dwarf. The brown dwarf, called GL229B, orbits the red dwarf star Gliese 229, located approximately 18 light-years away in the constellation Lepus. The brown dwarf is about 20-50 times the mass of Jupiter, but is so dense it is about the same diameter as Jupiter (80,000 miles).

Pluto Picture - Hemisphere of Pluto
Map constructed through computer image processing performed on Hubble Space Telescope data. Pluto is an unusually complex object, with more large scale contrast than any planet except Earth.

SMART-1 Looks Back
The first picture of Earth taken by the SMART-1 spacecraft on 21 May 2004 from a distance of 70,000 kilometres. The image shows from top left, Scandinavia, Denmark, United Kingdom and clear west and northern France. Southern France and Spain are at the centre under cloud cover. North Africa is bottom right (in the full-resoltion image).

The Moon - Astronomical Data and Pictures of The Moon - Basic Moon Information
Discover the Moon with this Guide the Solar System. The Moon is the only natural satellite of the planet Earth. The moon was known as Luna to the Romans, Selene and Artemis to the Greeks, and many other names in other languages. Because of its size and rocky composition, the moon has also been called a terrestrial planet along with Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. The moon is the only extra-planetary body that a human has visited.

Adara Information - Information About the Star Adara
The 19th brightest star in the sky, Adhara is the second brightest star (after Sirius) in the constellation Canis Major (the larger dog) and helps form the western leg. Located just below Sirius in a triangle of bright stars, Adhara is at the lower right. The ancient Arabs referred to this small three-star pattern as

Roger B. Chaffee Biography
Roger B. Chaffee (Lieutenant Commander, USN) was born on February 15, 1935, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Chaffee, reside. Roger Chaffee and fellow astronauts Gus Grissom and Ed White died on January 27, 1967, at Cape Kennedy, Florida, when a flash fire consumed their spacecraft during a full-scale simulation in preparation for the scheduled launch of their Saturn / Apollo mission.

SpaceShipOne Undergoing Preflight Inspection
SpaceShipOne undergoing preflight inspection before its June historic space flight. The registration number designates its goal: 328,000 ft altitude, or 100km (62 miles). SpaceShipOne completed a May 13th, 2004 test flight in which pilot Mike Melvill reached a height of 211,400 feet (approximately 40 miles), the highest altitude ever reached by a non-government aerospace program.

Vega Information
Vega is the fifth brightest star in the sky. Its name comes from the Arabic for the swooping eagle. Vega is about 26 light-years from Earth. It is three times the size of the sun and 50 times as luminous. Vega is located in the constellation Lyra.

Wolf 359 Information
Wolf 359 is more than just the location of a major battle on Star Trek the Next Generation. It is also the fourth closest star to our own sun. While it is only about 7.7 light years away, it is much to dim to be seen with the naked eye. It was discovered by Maximilian Franz Joseph Cornelius Wolf (1863-1932), a pioneer of astrophotography. Wolf 359 is a red dwarf. If it were to replace our sun, an observer on Earth would need a telescope to see it clearly. Wolf 359 is in the constellation Leo.

Arcturus Information
Arcturus is the brightest star in the constellation Bootes, which is one of the oldest constellations in the night sky. It is the 4th-brightest star in the entire sky. Arcturus means bear guard, as it overlooks the constellation Ursa Major. It is an orange giant with a diameter about 10 times that of the sun and a luminosity about 100 times that of the sun. At about 36 light-years, Arcturus is one of the nearest giant stars. Arcturus is located in the constellation Bootes.

Barnard's Star Information
The third closest star to our our own solar system is Barnard's Star. It is a faint red dwarf star, discovered in 1916 by E. E. Barnard, an observer known also for his discoveries of 16 comets. Astronomers have noted a slight irregularity in its motion, indicating a possible companion. Recent efforts to discover planets around Barnard's Star have failed. Barnard's Star is in the constellation Ophiuchus.

Capella Information
The sixth brightest star in the sky, Capella's name is from the Latin for little she-goat. Capella is a yellow giant star, like our own sun, but much larger. It is part of a binary star sysem with a red giant star. The two orbit around each other once every 104 days. Capella is approximately 41 light-years from earth. Capella is in the constellation Auriga.

Procyon Information
Procyon is the eighth brightest star night sky. It is a yellow-white star and at 11.4 light years, one of the closer stars to Earth. Its name is from the Greek meaning before the dog, i.e., before the Dog Star, Sirius, the brightest star in the sky. It is a visual binary star. Procyon is in the constellation Canis Minor.

Rigil Kentaurus Information
Rigel Kentaurus, also known as Alpha Centauri, is the third brightest star in the sky. Its name literally means foot of the centaur. It is actually a triple star system made up of Alpha Centauri A, Alpha Centauri B, and Alpha Centauri C (also known as Proxima Centauri because it is the closet star to earth). Rigel Kentaurus is located in the constellation Centaurus.

Rear View of Opportunity's Drive
Opportunity looks back at where it has been.

Ceres Pictures Gallery - Largest Asteroid May Be Mini Planet with Water Ice
Ceres Pictures Gallery - Largest Asteroid May Be Mini Planet with Water Ice - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took these images of Ceres during its 9-hour rotation. - NASA, ESA, J. Parker (Southwest Research Institute), P. Thomas (Cornell University), L. McFadden (University of Maryland, College Park), and M. Mutchler and Z. Levay (STScI)

Asteroids Pictures Gallery - NEAR's First Whole-Eros Mosaic from Orbit
This picture of Eros, the first of an asteroid taken from an orbiting spacecraft, is a mosaic of four images obtained by NEAR on February 14, 2000, immediately after the spacecraft's insertion into orbit. We are looking down over the north pole of Eros at one of the largest craters on the surface, which measures 4 miles (6 kilometers) across. Inside the crater walls are subtle variations in brightness that hint at some layering of the rock in which the crater formed.

Mercury Pictures Gallery - Young Craters
Mercury Pictures Gallery - Young Craters - Young craters (the largest of which is about 100 kilometers in diameter) superposed on smooth plains. Larger young craters have central peaks, flat floors, terraced walls, radial ejecta deposits, and surrounding fields of secondary craters. Smooth plains have well-developed ridges extending northwest and northeast.

Pictures of the Moon - The Moon from Galileo's Perspective
During its flight, the Galileo spacecraft returned images of the Moon. The Galileo spacecraft took these images on December 7, 1992 on its way to explore the Jupiter system in 1995-97. The distinct bright ray crater at the bottom of the image is the Tycho impact basin. The dark areas are lava rock filled impact basins: Oceanus Procellarum (on the left), Mare Imbrium (center left), Mare Serenitatis and Mare Tranquillitatis (center), and Mare Crisium (near the right edge).

Pictures of Skylab - View of Skylab 4 Command/Service module in docked configuration
View of the Skylab 4 Command/Service module in a docked configuration, docked with the Skylab space station in Earth orbit. This picture was taken by Astronaut Gerald P. Carr, Skylab 4 commander, during the final Skylab extravehicular activity which took place on February 3, 1974.

Space Shuttle Basics
The components of the Space Shuttle system: Orbiter, External Tank, and Solid Rocket Boosters.

Sputnik
The Army Ballistic Missile Agency incorporated the von Braun team in key positions with Dr. von Braun as a head of the Development Operations Division. On October 4, 1957, the Nation was shocked when the Russians launched Sputnik, the world's first artificial satellite. Two months later, the United States suffered disappointment when a Navy Vanguard rocket, with its satellite payload, failed to develop sufficient thrust and toppled over on the launch pad.

Pictures of Lisa Nowak - STS-121 Mission Specialist Lisa Nowak
At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., STS-121 Mission Specialist Lisa Nowak looks at an orbital replacement unit sitting on the Integrated Cargo Carrier. She and other crew members are at KSC to take part in Crew Equipment Interface Test activities, which provide hands-on experience with equipment they will use on-orbit.

Senate Committee on the Apollo 204 Accident
Seated at the witness table before the Senate Committee on Aeronautical and Space Services on the Apollo 204 Accident are; left to right -- Dr. Robert C. Seamans, NASA, Deputy Administrator, James E. Webb, Administrator, Dr. George E. Mueller, Associate Administrator for Manned Space Flight, and Maj. Gen. Samuel C. Phillips, Apollo Program Director.

SpaceShip One - Workers prepare SpaceShip One
SpaceShip One - Workers prepare SpaceShip One - Workers prepare the spaceship for its historic flight. The large rocket motor will produce 17,000 lb thrust. - Courtesy of Scaled Composites, LLC

Pictures from STS-1 First Space Shuttle Mission - Crew activities around the orbiter after the landing of STS-1
Astronaut Robert L. Crippen egresses the Shuttle Columbia following touchdown at Edwards Air Force Base. Astronaut John W. Young can be seen standing at the foot of the steps with George W.S. Abbey, Director of Flight Operations at JSC. Dr. Craig L. Fischer, chief of the Medical Operations Branch at jSC follows Crippen down the steps; Young talks with Abbey enroute to the van at right which will take him and fellow crewmember Crippen to facilities at nearby Dryden Flight Research Center.

Pictures of the Star Sirius - Astronomical Objects/Orion, Sirius
Orion and Sirius, taken from the International Space station.

Aristotle Pictures - Aristotle Etching
Around the age of 17, Aristotle became a student at Plato's Academy in Athens. While Plato was not there at the time, but on his first visit to Syracuse, the Academy was being run by Eudoxus of Cnidos. Other teachers included Speusippus, Plato's nephew, and Xenocrates of Chalcedon. Aristotle was so impressive as a student that he soon became a teacher, himself, remaining at the academy for 20 years.

Ptolemy Pictures - Claudius Ptolemaeus
We get a few clues about Ptolemy from his name, Claudius Ptolemy, which is a mixture of the Greek Egyptian 'Ptolemy' and the Roman 'Claudius'. This seems to indicate that he was descended from a Greek family living in Egypt and that he was also a citizen of Rome. This could only have happened as a result of a Roman emperor rewarding one of Ptolemy's ancestors with this favor.

Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster STS-51L Pictures - 51-L Challenger Crew in White Room
Crew members of mission STS-51L stand in the White Room at Pad 39B following the end of the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT). From left to right they are: Teacher in Space Participant, Sharon

Space Missions
For more than 50 years now man has explored the heavens. Learn more about these historical events, as well as where things are going.

Space Agencies
These space agencies are on the cutting edge of exploration. From NASA to private space agencies, learn how these agencies are conducting space exploration.

Apoapsis - Space and Astronomy Definition
apoapsis - from an ever growing glossary of space and astronomy definitions. Find the definitions for apoapsis and all your space and astronomy related words in this online dictionary - glossary. the point in the orbit farthest from the body being orbited. Used to describe orbits around bodies other than Earth. For Earth, the term apogee is used.

Build an Edible Space Shuttle - Learn About the Space Shuttle By Making a Snack - An Edible Space Shuttle
The Space Shuttle is called the Space Transportation System (STS). It can carry astronauts into space. It can take supplies to the Space Station. You can learn about the Space Shuttle and its parts by making a snack. Build an edible space shuttle.

Build an Edible Space Shuttle - Learn About the Space Shuttle By Making a Snack - An Edible Space Shuttle
The Space Shuttle is called the Space Transportation System (STS). It can carry astronauts into space. It can take supplies to the Space Station. You can learn about the Space Shuttle and its parts by making a snack. Buils an edible space shuttle.

Build an Edible Space Shuttle - Learn About the Space Shuttle By Making a Snack - An Edible Space Shuttle
The Space Shuttle is called the Space Transportation System (STS). It can carry astronauts into space. It can take supplies to the Space Station. You can learn about the Space Shuttle and its parts by making a snack. Buils an edible space shuttle.

Build an Edible Space Shuttle - Learn About the Space Shuttle By Making a Snack - An Edible Space Shuttle
The Space Shuttle is called the Space Transportation System (STS). It can carry astronauts into space. It can take supplies to the Space Station. You can learn about the Space Shuttle and its parts by making a snack. Buils an edible space shuttle.

Build an Edible Space Shuttle - Learn About the Space Shuttle By Making a Snack - An Edible Space Shuttle
The Space Shuttle is called the Space Transportation System (STS). It can carry astronauts into space. It can take supplies to the Space Station. You can learn about the Space Shuttle and its parts by making a snack. Buils an edible space shuttle.

Build an Edible Space Shuttle - Learn About the Space Shuttle By Making a Snack - An Edible Space Shuttle
The Space Shuttle is called the Space Transportation System (STS). It can carry astronauts into space. It can take supplies to the Space Station. You can learn about the Space Shuttle and its parts by making a snack. Buils an edible space shuttle.

Build an Edible Space Shuttle - Learn About the Space Shuttle By Making a Snack - An Edible Space Shuttle
The Space Shuttle is called the Space Transportation System (STS). It can carry astronauts into space. It can take supplies to the Space Station. You can learn about the Space Shuttle and its parts by making a snack. Buils an edible space shuttle.

Astronomy Books
Add to your knowledge of astronomy with these astronomy books. Fill your library with the wonders of our universe by collecting some great astronomy books.

Astronomy Clubs and Societies - Space Exploration Enthusiast Groups
Find clubs, societies, and groups for those interested in astronomy and space; from amateur astronomers to professionals, space fans to astronauts.

Space Missions and History - The History of Space Exploration and Missions
Discover astronomy history and the history of space exploration missions. Stand on the shoulders of giants and learn from their experience to find the information you need on astronomy history. Whether it's a manned space mission to the moon, a robot explorer in the solar system or a probe to the galaxy beyond, learn more about space exploration missions.

Learn more about astronomy and space related books which interest you. Find reviews here.
Learn more about astronomy and space related books which interest you. Find reviews here.

Books on Astronomy and Space Exploration
If reading is your thing, then discover great books which deal with astronomy and astronomers as well as space exploration from the early days into the future.

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Budget & Planning - Tax Dollars at Work
How are your tax dollars being spent? NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is part of the US government and receives funding from tax dollars of US citizens. Learn how NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) will spend those tax dollars and what their current plans are for the future of space exploration.

Resources for Astronomy and Space Exploration
Discovery resources including publications and web sites dealing with space exploration. Find software for use in astronomy. Learn about all the computer resources for astronomy and space.

BBXRT - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of BBXRT
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calibration - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of calibration
calibration - from an ever growing glossary of space and astronomy definitions. Find the definitions for calibration and all your space and astronomy related words in this online dictionary - glossary.

coma - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of coma
coma - from an ever growing glossary of space and astronomy definitions. Find the definitions for coma and all your space and astronomy related words in this online dictionary - glossary.

Copernicus - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of Copernicus
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cosmicbackrad - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of cosmicbackrad
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cross-cut - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of cross-cut
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Dewar - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of Dewar
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differentiation - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of differentiation
differentiation - from an ever growing glossary of space and astronomy definitions. Find the definitions for differentiation and all your space and astronomy related words in this online dictionary - glossary.

disk - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of disk
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elliptical - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of elliptical
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erosion - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of erosion
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fissure - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of fissure
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flux - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of flux
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fracture - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of fracture
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geologic activity - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of geologic activity
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globular cluster - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of globular cluster
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ions - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of ions
ions - from an ever growing glossary of space and astronomy definitions. Find the definitions for ions and all your space and astronomy related words in this online dictionary - glossary.

Jovian planet - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of Jovian planet
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luminosity - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of luminosity
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Lunar Module - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of Lunar Module
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magnetic pole - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of magnetic pole
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mass - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of mass
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mons - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of mons
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moon - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of moon
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nephelometer - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of nephelometer
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Oort Cloud - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of Oort Cloud
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photoelectric effect - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of photoelectric effect
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photon - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of photon
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pointing - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of pointing
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regolith - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of regolith
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resolution - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of resolution
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resonance - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of resonance
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saturation - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of saturation
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Shoemaker-Levy9 (S-L9) - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of Shoemaker-Levy9 (S-L9)
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Spectroscope - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of Spectroscope
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spectrum (plural: spectra) - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of spectrum (plural: spectra)
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tail - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of tail
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tectonism - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of tectonism
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tidal heating - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of tidal heating
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Trojan - Space and Astronomy Definition - Online Dictionary and Glossary Definition of Trojan
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Halls of Fame
Discover Halls of Fame to honor those who have contributed to our knowledge of outer space, including great astronomers and astronauts.

Here are some links to various international (non-US) space exploration agencies around the world. Learn more about ways other countries utilize space exploration technology to research our solar system.
Here are some links to various international (non-US) space exploration agencies around the world. Learn more about ways other countries utilize space exploration technology to research our solar system.

Air and Space Museums - Air
Air and space museums, includes virtual tours and information for visitors to these air and space museums. History and pictures as well as links to air and space museums.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Agencies - Agencies within NASA - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration
There are many agencies within the arms of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Discover how each of these National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)agencies and research centers contributes to space exploration technology.

There are many agencies within the arms of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Discover how each of these National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)agencies and research centers contributes to the space exploration technology of NASA.
There are many agencies within the arms of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Discover how each of these National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)agencies and research centers contributes to the space exploration technology of NASA.

Newsletters on Astronomy and Space Exploration
Stay up to date with great newsletters which deal with astronomy and astronomers as well as space exploration from the early days into the future. From email to snail mail, you'll find some great newsletters.

International Space Exploration Agencies - Discover how other nations utilize space exploration technology to research our solar system
Here are some links to various international (non-US) space exploration agencies around the world. Learn more about ways other countries utilize space exploration technology to research our solar system.

Observatories
Find those observatories and research facilities dealing with our universe and outer space.

Organizations Associations and Societies for Astronomy and Space Including Museums, Observatories, Planetariums, and Clubs
Find an astronomy or space related organization. Locate observatories, planetariums, or astronomy clubs. Discover museums and halls of fame.

Planetariums, those domed places of wonder and imagination provide a picture of our Universe and its history.
Planetariums, those domed places of wonder and imagination provide a picture of our Universe and its history.

Private and Commercial Space Exploration Agencies
Here are some links to various private or commercial space exploration agencies around the world. Learn more about ways non-government agencies and companies utilize space exploration technology to research our solar system.

Publications for Astronomy and Space Exploration - Books, Magazines, and Newsletters
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