Interactive Websites – Space Science

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Below are interactive websites related to Space Science…


Exploratorium: Build a Solar System Model. Calculate relative sizes and distances of planets in the solar system: http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/solar_system/

Planet Hunters Exoplanets Citizen Science project: search for extra solar planets: http://www.planethunters.org

Moon Mappers (Planet Mappers, Moon Edition): citizen science project mapping craters on the Moon: http://cosmoquest.org/?application=simply_craters

Mercury Mappers (Planet Mappers, Mercury Edition): citizen science project mapping craters on Mercury using images from the MESSENGER mission: http://cosmoquest.org/?application=mercury_simply_craters

Vesta Mappers (Planet Mappers, Vesta Edition): citizen science project mapping craters on large asteroid Vesta using images from the Dawn mission: http://cosmoquest.org/?application=vesta_mappers

Mars Mappers (Planet Mappers, Mars Edition): citizen science project mapping craters on Mars: http://cosmoquest.org/?application=mars_simply_craters

NASA’s Be a Martian: become an explorer. Be a Martian and get the latest Mars news, images, and information and be part of a community of explorers: http://beamartian.jpl.nasa.gov/welcome

Aurorasaurus: Crowd sourcing aurora watch: www.aurorasaurus.org

Helioviewer: This is a solar image visualization tool that uses real NASA data from the Solar Dynamic Observatory to create short videos of the Suns’ activity, as well as view past solar events: http://www.helioviewer.org. Helioviewer tutorial: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/labs/lab/sun/3/3/