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A User's Guide to Solar Power

A short and simple guide explaining how solar power works and understand what to look for when researching or installing solar panels.

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How Solar Sails Work

A brief description of how Solar Sails work and solar spacecraft design This site is part of Marshall Brain's HowStuffWorks.com.

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The solar system

Very descriptive site, answers many questions about the solar system. Lesson plans provided. An interactive site where users can learn about the solar system and other space related topics.

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Lightning, an example of a natural capacitor

A fast moving animation showing charge separation and lightning between storm clouds and the ground

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1859's "Great Auroral Storm"—the week the Sun touched the earth

A wonderful description of what happened to telegraph stations during extreme space weather Carrington Event in 1859.

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What is a solar sail?

Could a spaceship be powered by the sun's energy? An introduction to solar sails.

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National Solar Observatory

Details on the observatories and the advanced technology solar telescope with results of the long term investigation of the sun and archive facilities.

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Solar power

An overview from the BBC on solar energy.

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Solar System applet

Java animation showing the motion of the planets of the solar system, moons of Jupiter and two comets.

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Solar system 3D

Explore our solar system with this beautiful 3D interactive which shows the orbits of the planets, distances, etc (requires flash).

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