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Images of Space

Google Sky, using the same interface as Google Maps, provides an exciting way to browse and explore the universe. You can find the positions of the planets and constellations on the sky and even watching the birth of distant galaxies as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope.

NASA Galleries indexes much of NASA's vast collection.

NCSA's Astronomy Digital Image Library has captured a huge collection of photos from research stations.

Space.com presents up-to-date photos of the cosmos and encourages students to learn more about the images.

Classifying Galaxies demonstrates how scientists classify galaxies for identification and function. It comes complete with a lesson plan!

Exhibits at the National Air and Space Museum are altered to match a spotlight in the real museum.

The Clementine Lunar Feature Browser allows you to view any of almost two thousand named lunar features on the Moon's surface. Too bad the moon is all blank and white.

At Ohio State University and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan the MOST detailed map of the moon's surface has been created.

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Pictures can sometimes fire the imagination better than a hundred lectures. Print out pictures and decorate the classroom for National Space Day.

Other Areas To Check Out...

 •  Airplanes
 •  Art Sites
 •  Galapagos Islands
 •  Historical Quests
 •  Image Sources
 •  Linking Environment and Physics
 •  NASA Resources
 •  Observatory
 •  Off Planet Field Trips
 •  Search Tools: Media

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