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Earthquakes Explore the relationships among earthquakes, 

Photo Courtesy of J. K. Nakata, U.S. Geological Survey

volcanoes and plate tectonics.  Latest Quakes
  Escape Velocity Photo Courtesy of NASA Determine the minimum velocity needed for a body to leave a gravitational field. Shuttle Launches


Crystal Form in Space How are crystal form and symmetry affected by lower gravity or different atmospheres? Photo Courtesy of NASA/JPL                                                                                              Lunar Samples
Hubble Telescope What does the Eye in the Sky tell us about the universe?     Photo Courtesy of NASA         Hubble Specials
Lunar Landing Make the calculations needed so that the animated lunar spacecraft will have a soft landing. Human Space Flight



     Meteorites are objects from space that pass through earth's atmosphere and reach the earth's surface.

Leonid MAC Mission

Mining the Moon Discover the resources available on the moon. Lunar Mining
Molecules of Life Learn about essential molecules that make up living organisms and follow research in astrobiology. Origins of Life
Origin of the Solar System

Investigate the life cycle of a star and the development of planetary motion.  

Solar System Maps

Special Relativity Albert Einstein's Theory of Special  Relativity is introduced and used to make predictions for the effects of high speed motion.   LATOR Experiment Tests Theories

Learn about the composition of the planets through light and color analysis.  

Spectroscopy News and Discoveries
Sun-Earth Connection Explore the relationship between our planet and our nearest star!  Learn about affects of the sun's  interaction with the Earth's Magnetosphere. Living with a Star

Stellar Solar Site!



Analyze changing water levels 
at various locations.  Very High Tides!
Time and Travel How do we know what time it is?  How do we know where we are?  Clocks, navigation, finding latitude and longitude, and the mysteries of time. 

Keeping Time 


Why is Venus so HOT? Discover the conditions on Venus that contribute to the scorching surface temperature.  Just how hot is Venus, the second planet from the sun? Transit of Venus
Volcanoes Photograph of pahoehoe flow from Puu Oo vent on Kilauea, July 8, 2002.  Photo by Karen S. Bartels

Learn about the nature and differences of volcanic activity on Earth, Venus, Mars and Io.  What factors affect these differences?

Latest Volcanoes Events

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