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How the Speed of Light was First Measured

Details of the experiment conducted to determine the speed of light including Ole Römer's observation with an eclipse of Io, Jupiter's moon.

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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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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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Most of the world’s solar panels are facing the wrong direction

It turns out solar panels get slightly more power if they face west rather than south.

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My solar system

Build your own solar system in this flash simulation with stars, planets and moons, and see what weird and wonderful orbits you can create.

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Solar System Live

A relatively basic animation that allows you to view the entire Solar system, or just the inner planets (through the orbit of Mars).

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The Solar System -- our home in space

Animated video explaining our place in the solar system and what will happen to us in the future.

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De Mora Luminis

Measuring times of the eclipses of Jupiter's moons when Earth and Jupiter were in various positions gave evidence for light traveling at a finite speed. Includes a list of measurements of c made ...

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Solar system exploration

This NASA site tells you all there is to know about exploring our solar system. With information on all the planets and missions past, present and future.

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Orrery: The Solar System In Action

Site giving information about the solar system, including individual planets, comets, asteroids and meteorites.

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