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Tools and Equipment for Astronomy

From star maps and books  to spaceships, telescopes to robots, find information on the tools for backyard astronomy, Big Astronomy, and space exploration. Learn about the hardware and software and Tools and equipment used by astronomers and astronauts. 
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NASA Spinoffs - Inventions Benefiting Our Daily Lives - Apollo Spinoff ...
Every day, in a variety of ways, American lives are touched by space technology. Since 1976, about 1,400 documented NASA inventions have benefited U.S. industry, improved the quality of life and created jobs for Americans. The Apollo program has helped change the way of life in America, especially in health care. Here are some of the inventions contributed by the Apollo program.

SETI At Home (Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence)
SETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data. Join your About Space Guide in this important endeavor. First, download the software and install it on your computer.

New Horizons in the Outer Solar System

 The New Horizons Mission to Pluto and Beyond. 

Water on Mars
A look at why planetary scientists are interested in finding water on Mars and other system bodies.

The Amazing Hubble Space Telescope
A look at the Hubble Space Telescope, its instruments, and overall mission.

A Quick Tour of Jupiter's Moons
A quick tour of the planet Jupiter's four largest moons: Io, Europa, Callisto, and Ganymede.

Top 5 "Gotta-Haves" for Stargazing

Light and Astronomy

Our Galaxy's Magnetic Fingerprint

From the Desert to the Cosmos
A general overview of the Very Large Array radio telescope installation in New Mexico in the United States, and the radio astronomy science it performs.

Would YOU Go to Mars?
A quick look at the Mars One mission plan to send colonists on a one-way trip to Mars in the next decade or two.

The Stormy Sun-Earth Connection
A look at how astronomers and meteorologists are finding a link between the Sun's activity and lighting storms on Earth.

Five Fascinating Short Stories from Big Astronomy
A look at five current research areas in astronomy and recent results.

The Universe through X-ray Eyes

Astronomy Books for All Ages
A look at a few of the many astronomy books available to help people learn more about the sky.

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