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Weblinks in astronomy

Galaxies images (spirals, ellipticals, etc)

Exo-planets

N-body simulations

Maps of peculiar galaxies

Powers of ten

  • 'Powers of Ten': a famous movie made in 1977 by Charles and Ray Eames (IBM), with english commentary here, also available here (9 min).

  • http://csaweb.yonsei.ac.kr/~rhee/2000/universe/power10.html: Korean webpage with clickable images from "Powers of Ten, the movie by Charles & Ray Eames (IBM)", which is "10의 제곱수들: 필립과 필리스 모리스 지음, 민음사 (비디오)" in korean, in case you're lost...(your browser needs Korean Text Encoding)

  • http://www.wordwizz.com/pwrsof10.htm: more modern version of the 'Powers of Ten', no animation: skip from -3 to +3 on a log. scale, viewing a series of pictures centered on a flower. (Copyright 2005-07 by Bruce Bryson)

  • http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/powersof10/: nice java animation, also manually clickable. (Copyright 1995-2007 by Michael W. Davidson and The Florida State University)

The SLOAN sky survey

Very nice site with astronomical projects, pictures, etc, based on a (real) Sky Survey: the ''Sloan Digital Sky Survey'': http://skyserver.sdss.org/dr1/en/

This site offers access to:
  • Full color images of over 80 million objects
  • Complete photometric (imaging) data for every object
  • Spectra of over 180,000 objects
  • Access to data on almost every type of astronomical object
Projects are available on a wide variety of topics including:
  • The Hubble Diagram
  • Colors in Astronomy
  • Spectral Types of Stars
  • Image Processing
  • Asteroids
  • The H-R Diagram
  • Galaxies
  • Sky Surveys
  • Quasars

Astronomy class in italian (University of Padova)

http://www.pd.astro.it/MOSTRA/NEW/A0000IDX.HTM

Planets of our Solar System

Planetary Photojournal: NASA's Image Access Home Page, tons of the most recent pictures taken by Galileo, Cassini-Huygens, HST, Mars Exploration Rovers, Mars Odyssey, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars Global Surveyor, etc http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/index.html

Recent MARS missions

see here.

Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and Titan

see here.

Hubble Space Telescope (HST)

ESO, Paranal and the VLT

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) about the Universe, the Big bang, etc)

http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~wright/cosmology_faq.html

Black Holes

Doppler Shift, redshift:

The Slingshot effect


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