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Astronomy -- Selected Internet Resources - Selected Internet Resources -- Astronomy. Science Reference Services; Science Reference Section; Library of Congress [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]


Cassini - The Cassini Huygens Mission to Saturn studies the activities on Saturn. [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)]

Cosmology from Ancient Greece to Today - Webcast - Michelle Thaller, astrobiologist and assistant director for science communication at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. According to Thaller, ancient Greeks had sophisticated, gear-controlled astronomical computers, which remained unrivaled in accuracy and complexity until the 18th century. With the advent of space-based observatories and supercomputers, the Earth’s position has been mapped relative to millions of other galaxies covering billions of light years. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]


DSCOVR: Deep Space Climate Observatory - The Deep Space Climate Observatory, or DSCOVR, is a spacecraft which will orbit between Earth and the sun, observing and providing advanced warning of particles and magnetic fields emitted by the sun. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)]


Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) - The GRAIL's mission includes two spacecrafts with objectives to enable the science objective of mapping lunar gravity and using that information to increase understanding of the Moon's interior and thermal history. [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)]


How to Manage a Satellite Going 17 Thousand Miles per Hour - Webcast - NASA Scientist Steven J. Covington told the story of Landsat 5, which was launched in 1984 for a three-year lifetime and was kept alive for nearly 29 years through ingenuity and luck. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Hubble: A New Beginning - Webcast - Presentation at the Library of Congress by Dave Leckrone, astrophysicist, NASA Hubble Space Program. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]


Kepler Mission - Kepler Mission to find Earth-size planets in the habitable zones of stars [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)]


Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter - The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is the first mission in NASA's Vision for Space Exploration, a plan to return to the moon and then to travel to Mars and beyond. [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)]


Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter - NASA's mission to study the history of water on Mars [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)]

Mars Update: Webcast - A Webcast of a presentation by Mars Update. James Garvin, NASA, who spoke about recent research and plans for Mars exploration. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]


NASA - Messenger - Information about NASA mission to Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)]

NOAA Unmanned Aircraft System - This site provides information about measures that effect the world that can only be discovered via unmanned aircrafts. The system established test bed research and operations for climate change, hurricanes, Pacific storms, fisheries enforcement, and protection of marine sanctuaries and endangered species. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)]

NTRS (NASA Technical Reports Server) - Search for reports, journal articles, and conference proceedings [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)]

New Horizons - The New Horizons mission helps us understand worlds at the edge of our solar system. [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)]


Orbiting Carbon Observatory - 2 - NASA’s first dedicated Earth remote sensing satellite to study atmospheric carbon dioxide from space. [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)]


Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking (SARSAT) - The SARSAT system uses NOAA satellites in low-earth and geostationary orbits to detect and locate aviators, mariners, and land-based users in distress. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)]

Spitzer Space Telescope - The Spitzer Space Telescope, part of NASA's Observatory Program, is studying the Universe in infrared. [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)]

Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership - The next generation satellite system that collects and distributes remotely-sensed land, ocean, and atmospheric data. [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)]


Webcast: Saturn’s Moon Titan: A Future Abode for Life? - Presentation given by Carrie Anderson, associate chief at the Goddard Planetary Systems Laboratory of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]