"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork."

- Psalm 19:1


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Universe Links


 BBC Sky at Night Magazine  (podcast)
(Monthly podcast gives you the latest news, interviews and  features on astronomy and space.)


Headlines | International Space Fellowship  (spacefellowship.com)
("The International Space Fellowship (ISF) is an international news and information network dedicated to the development of the space industry.".)

 NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Latest News  (jpl.nasa.gov)
  (Latest News)

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7th Graders Discover Cave on Mars  (FoxNews.com)
("group of seventh-graders in California has discovered a mysterious cave on Mars as part of a research project to study images taken by a NASA spacecraft orbiting the red planet.")
Astronomy  (astronomy.com)
("The world's best-selling astronomy magazine..")
Astronomy - Educator Labs  (educatorlabs.org)
("The Resource Bank is an ongoing project that is currently in its infancy.")
Astronomy Cast  (astronomycast.com)
(" ...the most popular astronomy-related podcast.)
 Astronomy Picture of the Day  (nasa.gov)
 Astronomy Lessons Plans  (discoverydeducation.com)
Better Living Through Astronomy  (DeepAstronomy.com)
("Everyone loves astronomy. Everyone.")
Classical Astronomy  (classicalastronomy.com)
("Classical Astronomy...the traditional practice of observing the sky, to tell time and to navigate by the Sun, Moon and stars..")
Eric Weisstein's World of Astronomy  (scienceworld.wolfram.com)
(Contributions thanks to Wolfram.  SK Smith)
Eclipse Links and Resources | Exploratorium (.exploratorium.edu)
(Solar Eclipse: Live Videos & Stories About Eclipses | Exploratorium)
International Year of Astronomy  (astronomy2009.org)
(" ...a global effort initiated by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and UNESCO to help the citizens of the world rediscover their place in the Universe ...")



Jets Observing The Skys  (ellejet.com)
(" ...Whether you're learning about stars, planets, or deep space, astronomy can be a fun and interesting subject and the Internet is a great resource to map the stars, find pictures of planets, play space games, and even chat with a real astronaut....")
Project Galileo  (projectgalileo.org.uk)
("Home of an online telescope for schools across the UK")
Stars Maven (starsmaven.com/)
("The Sky Explorer's complete guide to astronomy.")

 Big Bang:

 13.7 billion years of evolution in 90 seconds       (media.wakooz.com)

 The Big Bang Theory intro song [full] w/ lyrics    (youtube.com)
  (from the popular TV show with extra lyrics.  It's fun.)

Black Holes:

 Black Hole - What does it look inside them?  (smithsk.com)
("I will actually have an intelligent answer for this.  Really!")

 Does Universe Exist Inside Black Hole?  (foxnews.com)
 ("Scientist: Hidden universe could exist inside every black hole")


 What's Inside a Black Hole?   (YouTube.com)
("Take a ride on the Black Hole Flight Simulator, courtesy of Professor Andrew Hamilton.")


Hubble's Greatest Hits  (FoxNews.com)
(Slideshow:  "The Hubble Space Telescope explores our universe 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, supplying heavenly images of the universe. Here's the best of the bunch.")

 Hubble Ultra Deep Field 3D  (flixxy.com)
"What happens when you point the Hubble Space Telescope to a seemingly blank patch of sky? A view that takes you to the edge of the universe! ")

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SPACE PICTURES (Hubble Telescope)  (YouTube.com)
(The title says it all - beautiful pictures. - S. K. Smith)

 NASA - Hubble Space Telescope  (nasa.gov)
 ("20 years of Hubble")


Milky Way in 3D  (YouTube.com)
("Milky Way galaxy space Universe in 3D")


Google Sky  (google.com)
(Good heavens!  Google the heavens.  - S. K. Smith)


Milky Way in 3D  (YouTube.com)
("Milky Way galaxy space Universe in 3D")


Monash student finds Universe's missing mass  (spacedaily.com)
("abreakthrough in the field of astrophysics, discovering what has until now been described as the Universe's 'missing mass'")

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The Sky At Night From Your Patio (MJJSales.com)
  ("Did you know that even if you don’t have a telescope, you can see over two and a half million light years away")

 Watch live astronomy cams and resources | LiveWatch Security  (www.livewatch.com)
(More resources to aid observing.  - S. K. Smith)



Mars Like You've Never Seen It   (FoxNews.com)
("Mars, the fourth planet from the Sun, is commonly referred to as the "red planet." But images from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera (HIRISE for short) onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter reveal surprising colors." )

SpaceShots: The Best New Photos of Our Universe   (FoxNews.com)
(Best pictures for July 4, 2010)



Planets For Kids - Solar System Facts and Astronomy  (planetsforkids.org/)
("lots of information about our solar system'")


Size of everything:

Journey to the Edge of the Universe 
("This is some journey!")


The Known Universe by AMNH  (youtube.com)
("The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible ...")

The Scale of the Universe
(Brought to you by - Cary Huang)

Size Of The Universe  (youtube.com)
("See How Big The Universe Is.")



Is the sun emitting a mystery particle?  (msnbc.msn.com)
("When probing the deepest reaches of the Cosmos or magnifying our understanding of the quantum world, a whole host of mysteries present themselves." )
Scientists Decode the Song of the Sun   (FoxNews.com)
("The sun gives off more than just heat and light. One astronomer thinks it makes music, too..")

The strange case of solar flares and radioactive elements  (news.stanford.edul)
("When researchers found an unusual linkage between solar flares and the inner life of radioactive elements on Earth, it touched off a scientific detective investigation that could end up protecting the lives of space-walking astronauts and maybe rewriting some of the assumptions of physics.")


Beyond space-time: Welcome to phase space  (newscientist.com)
("A theory of reality beyond Einstein's universe is taking shape – and a mysterious cosmic signal could soon fill in the blanks")

Faster Than The Speed Of Light


The Expanding Universe  (YouTube.com)


The Universe - Created Out Of Nothing?  (YouTube.com)

First Second Of The Universe  (YouTube.com)
(This one of many videos from The Cassiopeia Project -  " an effort to make high quality science videos available to everyone. If you can visualize it, then understanding is not far behind.")

Is the universe a big hologram? This device could find out. -   (CSMonitor.com)
("Spacetime itself seems to become pixelated when you look at it very closely. Some theorize that this happens because the universe is really two dimensional.")

The God Theory   (YouTube.com)
("Video discusses why it is possible to believe in both science and God, a God that is compatible with the Big Bang and evolution.")

Seeing a Stellar Explosion in 3D (w/ Video)   (physorg.com)
("Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have for the first time obtained a three-dimensional view of the distribution of the innermost material expelled by a recently exploded star.")

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