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Other Great Astro Links

General Astronomy Sites:

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD): Visit this site every day for another great astronomical picture (Note the Archive and Index, etc at the bottom where you can find every picuture of the day since they began on June 16, 1995.

Virtual Reality Milky Way Panorama: This is way Cool! 3-D interactive views of our Milky Way Galaxy with the constellations highlighted

Powers of 10: This is awsome! On this interactive site your can start face to face with a single proton and zoom by powers of 10 clear out to 10 million light years away from the Milky Way.

Best Hubble Site: This site is very versital and where you can download full resolution Hubble images from.

The Best of the Hubble Space Telescope

Hubble Gallery: This site has some beautiful shots of Hubble repair missions:

The Atlas of the Universe: Great site that give one the perspective of the universe near and far.

Journey through the Galaxy: Excellent write-ups on Astronomical subjects

Solar System Information and Pictures

Saturn and the Cassini Mission: (go to the Multimedia link for images and videos)

WMAP Mission

Sky Image Lab: Great site to order prints from & they have a some great Messier Matrix prints

Solar/Stellar Sites:

Stellar Evolution and Death

Space Weather

The Trace Satellite

Trace Sun Mosaic

The Lives of High Mass Stars

The National Solar Observatory


Constellation List

Constellation Mythology...

Large Earth Based Telescopes:

OWL - Overwhelmingly Large Telescope (100 Meter Primary)

The Large Binocular Telescope Observatory

Kitt Peak National Observatory

Palomar Observatory

European Southern Observatory Home of the VLT - Very Large Telescope Project

Current/Past Planetary Missions:

Mars Reconnisance Orbiter

Mars Rovers

Mars Express



WISE (Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer)



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