(See also the bookmarks on
General astronomy bookmarks
some cool astronomy-related Java applets
, most notably
an interactive sky chart
Phil Plait's ‘Bad Astronomy’
started out critiquing depictions of astronomy in popular media, but has morphed into a general astronomy blog. There's an archival site with his older columns
(new working URL)
. He's also got a great
archive of his ‘Bitesize Astronomy’ columns
, which are fun to browse through.
Bill Arnette's ‘The Nine Planets’
is a good overview of the solar system.
Mike Brown’s Planets
is a blog by a CalTech astronomer who has discovered lots of trans-Neptunian objects.
has reference material (including an atlas) about the moon.
Space probes and satellites
2001 Mars Odyssey
The Hubble Space Telescope
NEAR Shoemaker mission to Eros
resulted in some amazing photos from the surface, some taken by a rover.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
) is a good place to start to look for information about other space missions.
The Russian Space Science Internet site
is available in English and Russian at
. They host the site of the
Space Research Institute
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