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Atmospheres of four exoplanets analyzed

Scientists have detected what atmospheres around a distant exoplanets are made of by blocking out the light from the star.

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Resistor color code

An animation of current flow through a resistor in which you can change the factors that are denoted by the coloured bands on the resistor and observe the results of your changes.

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NASA | Alien Atmospheres

A great video about how to detect what alien atmospheres are made of.

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Newtonian Mountain

Shows cannonball projected off mountain. Different speeds produce different results. I particularly liked the "touch" when the ball completed an orbit and returned to where it left the mountain!

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Diffraction of light

Historical background and online tutorials on diffraction in which you can vary wavelength and aperture width, and see the results as wave fronts, and as an intensity graph. Explanations include the ...

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Spectroscopy of atmospheres

A great visual walkthrough of how spectroscopy is used to find out what the atmospheres of other planets are made of. This spectroscopy is the same process that's used to test the quality of beer.

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Bending Light

Calculation of the deflection of starlight expected due to bending of light close to a large mass, plus some observed results.

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Galileo Probe Legacy

Sets out the mission objectives and results from the Galileo probe, with some multimedia images and answers to FAQ's.

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Von Neumann's 5th Postulate

Considers the validity of Von Neumann's 5th postulate, used to consider whether a hidden variables theory can give deterministic results.

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The Chandra X-ray Observatory Center

Extensive site with results from the Chandra observatory satellite, press releases, multimedia content, and information on x-ray astronomy

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