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Why do stars twinkle while planets do not?

A short explanation of this phenomenon.

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Why do planets not twinkle, when stars do?

A short explanation from PhysLink.

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Project Spectra!

A great resource with games, worksheets about how light is used to explore the solar system from measuring atmospheres and soils to designing your own planet. Covering many topics such as ...

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Exoplanets.org

Find out the latest in the hunt from extrasolar planets on this site.

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Pluto's Planetary Plight

Is Pluto really a planet? Interesting discussion although the page from 1997 - pluto has since been reclassified!)

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PlanetQuest: Exoplanet Exploration

A NASA site focusing on the search for Earth like planets.

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Third from the Sun: Geographical features as seen from space

The use of satellites to give information about our planet. The history of gathering information and how satellites have increased our ability to do this.

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The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)

Basic information on this mission to map our planet's surface using radar imaging.

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BrainPop - Science

A general site aimed at younger pupils which includes sections on electricity, energy and the planet. A nice looking site with brilliant animated movies. Requires subscription for unlimited access.

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The Virtual Solar System

Interactive site with detailed description of the planets with pictures and questions.

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