SPACE

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Note: More space websites can be found below this list

TOPICS FOR RESEARCH:

ALAN SHEPARD
Astronaut Bio - NASA
Who was Alan Shepard? - NASA

APOLLO MISSIONS TO THE MOON
The Apollo Program - Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
What was the Apollo Program? - NASA

ASTEROIDS
Asteroids: Overview - NASA
Exploring the Planets - Asteroids- Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
The Nine 8 Planets Just for Kids - The Asteroid Belt
Asteroids and Comets - National Geographic

CHRISTA MCAULIFFE
Astronaut Bio: Christa McAuliffe - NASA
Christa's Lessons- Challenger Center

COMETS
Comets: Overview - NASA
The Comet's Tale -
Anatomy of a Comet - Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

EARTH'S MOON (see MOON)
Earth's Moon: Overview - NASA
Phases of the Moon - Harcourt Brace (animated)

GALAXIES
Amazing Space: Galaxies (Space Telescope Science Institute)
Cool Cosmos: Ask an Astronomer for Kids: Galaxies
KidsAstronomy.com: Learning About Galaxies
Windows to the Universe: Galaxies
Amazing Space -

HUBBLE TELESCOPE
HubbleSite - NASA
Hubble Space Telescope - A Spy in the Sky - Associated Press
Top 100 Images - Hubble - ESA
Virtual Hubble - NASA
What is the Hubble Space Telescope? - NASA

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
International Space Station - NASA
International Space Station Comes Together - USAToday
What is the International Space Station? - NASA

JOHN GLENN
Astronaut Bios - NASA
Who was John Glenn? - NASA

JUPITER
Exploring the Planets - Jupiter - Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Jupiter: Overview - NASA
The Nine 8 Planets Just for Kids - Jupiter
What is Jupiter? - NASA

KUIPER BELT
A Belt beyond Pluto
Enchanted Learning - The Kuiper Belt
The Kuiper Belt

MARS
Exploring the Planets - Mars - Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Mars: Overview - NASA
Mars Pathfinder
The Nine 8 Planets Just for Kids - Mars
What is Mars? - NASA

MERCURY
Exploring the Planets - Mercury - Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Mercury: Overview - NASA
The Nine 8 Planets Just for Kids - Mercury
What is Mercury? - NASA

METEOROIDS
Meteors & Meteorites: Overview - NASA
Solar System Exploration: Planets: Meteoroids

MOON
Earth's Moon: Overview - NASA
Phases of the Moon - Harcourt Brace (animated)

NEIL ARMSTRONG
Astronaut Bio - NASA
Who is Neil Armstrong? - NASA

NEPTUNE
Exploring the Planets - Neptune - Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
The Nine 8 Planets Just for Kids - Neptune
Neptune: Overview - NASA

NORTHERN LIGHTS
All about the Northern Lights
Auroras: Mysterious Lights in the Sky
Digital Images of Aurora Borealis
The Aurora Page
Why are Auroras colored?


OUR STAR, THE SUN (see SUN)
The Nine 8 Planets Just for Kids - Sun
Sun: Overview - NASA

PLUTO
Exploring the Planets - Pluto- Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
The Nine 8 Planets Just for Kids - Pluto
What is Pluto? - NASA

SALLY RIDE
Astronaut Bios - NASA
Who is Sally Ride? - NASA

SATELLITES
What is a Satellite? - NASA
Satellite Anatomy - The Tech Museum
Satellites and Space Probes - Scholastic

SATURN
Exploring the Planets - Saturn- Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
The Nine 8 Planets Just for Kids - Saturn
Saturn: Overview - NASA

SPACE PROBES
Beyond Earth's Orbit - Cosmos4Kids.com
Satellites and Robotic Spacecraft - Windows to the Universe
Space Probes - Star Child
Space Probe - InfoPlease
Cosmic Quests - Space Probes - Children's Museum of Indianapolis

SPACE SHUTTLES
Space Shuttle Basics - NASA
The Shuttle Program: A Tribute in Pictures - NASA
Space Shuttle Glider - NASA
What is the Space Shuttle? - NASA

STARS
http://stars.astro.illinois.edu/sow/const.html
The Lives of Stars - PBS
Stars - Glossopedia
Types of Stars - Sloan Digital Sky Survey
The Stars - Scholastic
Betelgeuse - Hubblesite
Betelgeuse

SUN
The Nine 8 Planets Just for Kids - Sun
Sun: Overview - NASA

URANUS
Exploring the Planets - Uranus- Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
The Nine 8 Planets Just for Kids - Uranus
Uranus: Overview - NASA

VENUS
Exploring the Planets - Venus- Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
The Nine 8 Planets Just for Kids -
Venus: Overview - NASA

WORMHOLES
Wormholes-Stephen Hawking's Universe: Strange Stuff Explained
What is a Wormhole? - Space.com


OTHER WEBSITES TO EXPLORE:

8 Wonders of the Solar System, Made Interactive - Scientific American; "What might future explorers of the solar system see?" a spectacular interactive tour!

All About Space - Enchanted Learning
Planets, Sun; Moon; Asteroids; Comets; Meteroides; Stars; Milky Way

Amazing Space - Space Telescope Science Institute
This site includes fun interactive online explorations. The resources are based on the Hubble SpaceTelescope's discoveries: Black Holes; Comets & Asteroids; Light & Color; Galaxies; Gravity; History of Science; Hubble Space Telescope; Solar System; Stars & Stellar Evolution;

Ask an Astronomer - Cornell University
There's lots of information on this site; check to see if your topic has been covered; if not, you can e-mail them a question

Black Holes and Quasars - Ask an Astronomer - Astronomy Department, Cornell University

Exploring the Planets - Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Includes information about each planet; Discovery of the planets; Voyager missions; Tools of Discovery (telescopes, orbiters, landers, etc.); Comets; Asteroids; Check under 'What's New' for Planetary Mission Updates

International Space Station Comes Together - USAToday

KidsClick! Science & Math: Space - A directory of space-related topics leading to quality web sites specially reviewed and selected for kids by librarians

NASA Science for Kids -

NASA International Space Station -

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Solar System

The Nine 8 Planets Just for Kids -

No Escape: The Truth About Black Holes -

Planet Size Comparison - Nice visual showing the relative size of the planets. It gives their diameter and a ratio comparing them.

Planets - Interactive visualization of the planets in orbit; shows the speed of the orbits and how the orbits appear to change depending on your focal point

Solar System Exploration: Planets: Meteoroids - NASA

Solar System - National Geographic

The Space Place: Space Images for the Classroom - NASA

Star Child: A Learning Center for Young Astronomers -

What Are the Northern Lights? - Library of Congress

Virtual Hubble - Interactive 3D model of the Hubble Space Telescope