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Gravity-Assist Orbit

Planetary exploration vessels like Voyager I and Voyager II made use of propulsion maneuvers which gained energy from the planets and moons they passed.

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New Horizons mission

News and info on NASA's New Horizons space probe, currently on a 10 year flight to conduct flyby studies of Pluto and its moons in 2015.

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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 visualiser

Visit this interactive site to explore the orbits of planets and their moons in our solar system and also in a wide selection of extrasolar planetary systems.

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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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Tour of the solar system

Find out about the planets, moons and other bodies in our solar system.

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The Nine Planets

Extensive overview of our solar system, covering history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of planets, moons, asteroids in our solar system, with many links.

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Tycho Brahe

A biography of Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546 - 1601), who made a remarkable star catalogue of over 1000 stars, far more than any astronomer before him. He proved that comets are not objects in ...

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Lunar science for kids

A NASA site with plenty of basic information about the moon and the space missions which set out to explore it.

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Want to do take part in some real research? Home to Galaxy Zoo, Moon Zoo, Solar Stormwatch and more, this site brings you citizen science at its best. web awards 2010 winner

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