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NASA's Planetary Photojournal

A collection of images of the planets and their satellites taken by NASA space missions.

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Explainer: how hostile is space?

A review of the dangers satellites and astronauts face when working in space.

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How does the Global Positioning System work?

More information on GPS including what type of information is transmitted by satellites.

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Earthrise video

Video footage of the Earth rising above the Moon's surface. Filmed in 2007 aboard Japan's Kaguya satellite.

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Shedding a New Light on the Universe

Great NASA website explaining x-ray and multiwavelength astronomy, including videos, lessons ideas and paper model of the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer satellite

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Our Planet Earth from Space

Computer generated images of the earth from satellites showing various data such as the location of icebergs and natural disasters.

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Imagine the Universe

News about the latest discoveries using satellites launched by NASA e.g. The Microwave Anisotropy Probe and the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory. This is all very up-to-date information on space-based ...

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Visual and Remote Sensing Data

VRSD displays rendered satellite images of hurricanes and other natural phenomena created by the Laboratory for Atmospheres at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

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Stirling silver? - Heat engines

The Stirling Engine is used to cool satellites in space but it's also making a comeback as a potential source of power in remote places.

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British National Space Centre

Site containing information about current satellites launches, solar system and Earth observation. There are links from the 'Learning Zone' to other Space sites

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