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This training module was designed to help the user identify and grasp basic concepts associated with space travel and deep space missions. Separate sections deal with topics such as the physical environment of space (solar system, gravity, orbital mechanics), flight projects (mission concepts, system requirements, design, onboard systems and instruments), and flight operations (launch, cruise, encounter). ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Glossary, Ref. material
Subject: Space science
 
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Students can learn basic information about El Nino from this description, which makes use of data from the TOPEX/Poseidon mission. Links to related topics are included. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Ref. material
Subject: Climatology, Physical oceanography, Space science
 
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This animation shows a sequence of daily images of the southern hemisphere in which daily and seasonal fluctuations in the ozone hole over Antarctica can bee seen. The images were captured by the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS), an instrument carried aboard the Earth Probe spacecraft. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Visualization - scientific
Subject: Space science
 
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This collection of images, movies, and animations from NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) features a large selection of images of the sun and of solar phenomena. Although most of the imagery is of the sun, a few images of comets and planets as they transit the solar disk are available. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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Users can access a variety of information about the The SOHO Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope, as well as maps, imagery, and data. A description of the instrument is provided, along with temperature maps, movies and images of eclipses, solar storms, and coronal mass ejections. Links to related sites are also included. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Ref. material, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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Users can access a variety of information on the SOHO satellite and instrument. The scientific purpose of the mission, a study of the extended solar corona, is discussed, and links to mission logs, news articles, observations, and meetings are provided. Links to a tutorial, data, and software are also included. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Ref. material, Educational portal
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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Users can access a selection of technical information and data about earthquakes in the U.S. and around the world. A current worldwide list of earthquakes is available, as are data on geophysical solutions, a catalog search, an automatic data request function, mining seismicity information, and a registry of seismograph stations. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Government portal, In-situ dataset
Subject: Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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Visitors can check this U.S. map to see the locations of current weather watches, warnings, and advisories. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Map
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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Users can access the most current GOES image of the hurricane sector, which includes the Caribbean and the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean. The image is in the infrared band, which is useful for remote sensing of water vapor. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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Materials presented here outline some basic concepts associated with space flight. Users can read about orbits and the difference between an orbit and a trajectory, escape velocities for Earth and some planets, launch velocities and transit times for interplanetary flights, and the effects of time dilation for astronauts travelling at near-light speeds. This is part of the famous Rand corporation ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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