Learning Resource Center (LRC)
Astronomy and Space Science
- Astronomy 20 websites
- The Panetary Society The Planetary Society, the world's largest space-interest group, is dedicated to
inspiring the public with the adventure and mystery of space exploration.
- Window to the universe
- Space Telescope Science Institute Astronomy Resources from STSci
- Next Generation Space Telescope This is NASA's official web site for news and information about the
space agency's Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST), a powerful space
telescope that will replace the highly successful Hubble
Space Telescope (HST) when it retires near the end of this decade.
Scheduled for launch in 2010, the telescope will carry cameras and spectrographs
sensitive to infrared radiation. Over the telescope's 5-10 year lifetime
astronomers hope to observe the farthest reaches of the universe.
- University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy The Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii conducts research into
galaxies, cosmology, stars, planets, and the Sun. Its faculty and staff are also
involved in astronomy education, and in the development and management of the
observatories on Haleakala and Mauna Kea.
- Earth From Space The NASA Space Shuttle Earth Observations
Photography database of over 375,000 images is a
- Chandra X-Ray Telescope New photographs are posted daily. Chandra X-ray Observatory Center, Operated for NASA by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Photo Album || Field Guide || Education New! || Press Room || About Chandra || Resources
- Chandra X-Ray Observatory Press Kit Overview
- Payload Components
- The Spacecraft || The Telescope System || Science Instruments || Inertial Upper Stage ||
Airborne Support Equipment
- Launch || Activation and Checkout || Chandra Major Event Timeline ||
Chandra's Orbital Profile || Observatory Operations || Program History
- Science Program || Superflares || Supernovae & The Building Blocks For Life ||
Black Holes & Quasars || Galaxy Clusters || Dark Matter & The Universe
- Chandra at a Glance
- Mission Duration || Orbital Data || Dimensions ||Weights || Integral Propulsion System ||
Electrical Power || Communications || On-board Data Capture || High Resolution Mirror Assembly ||
Attitude Control & Pointing || Science Instruments
- IUS ( Inertial Upper Stage)
- Dimensions || Weights || Performance|| Support Equipment Weights ||
Total Payload Weight || Length
- Did you know?
- The Chandra X-Ray Observatory is the world's most powerful X-Ray telescope. It
has eight times greater resolution and will be able to detect sources more than 20
times fainter than any previous X-Ray telescope.
- The Chandra X-Ray Observatory, with its Inertial Upper Stage and support equipment is the largest and heaviest payload ever launched by the Space Shuttle.
- The Chandra X-Ray Observatory's operating orbit will take it 200 times higher than
the Hubble Space Telescope. Each orbit Chandra will travel one-third of the way to the moon.
- Hubble Space Telescope
- Hubble Space Telescope News Over 200 photograph taken by Hubble.
- Sky & Telescope - Astronomy News Describes articles included in the current issue.
- NASA Covers current events and news and:
Aerospace Technology || Human Exploration and Development of Space ||
Earth Science || Space Science
- JPL Covers current events and news.
- Junk in Space and More Space junk continues to clutter the friendly cosmic skies, posing threats to satellites
and spacecraft, with scientists working to identify which bits of orbital rubbish to pluck
from the heavens first.
But a new study suggests they're fighting an uphill battle.
- Near Earth Asteoids
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