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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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Space exploration

After only a century of powered flight, we have escaped the confines of planet Earth, and forged our way into the vast expanse of space. Explore the past, present and future of space travel on this ...

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Planetary Motion Kepler's Laws

Animation to look at the 3 Kepler Laws. A series of dots indicate the planet position for equal time intervals. A grid can be added to allow area estimation for law 1.

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Views of the Solar System

A vivid multimedia adventure unfolding the splendor of the Sun, planets, moons, comets, asteroids, and more.

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Comprehend the Cosmos

Nicely presented site on the sun and its planets, includes a hyperlinked dictionary of terms, games and a teacher area.

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Anomalous Precessions

The precession of the orbits of inner planets, especially Mercury, cannot be accurately described by Newtonian theory but are in close agreement with general relativity.

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Mars Exploration Fun zone

A fun site about Mars exploration, with activities and games. Pack your bags for space travel, find out how much you weigh on Mars, or make a map of the red planet.

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NASA - Mars

Information on the red planet and NASA's Mars exploration programme, including missions such as Phoenix, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Spiirt and Opportunity rovers and more.

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