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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 ...
People's lives are touched by space technology. Since the 1960s, thousands of documented NASA inventions have benefited U.S. industry, improved the quality of life for people around the world, and created jobs for Americans. The Apollo program helped change the way of life in America, especially in health care. 

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).

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

 Stargazing is easy to do and you don't need a lot of equipment or huge books to do it. Learn more about what you DO need in this brief, informative article.

Light and Astronomy

 The study of the universe requires astronomers to observe in as many different wavelengths of light as possible. Learn about how light and astronomy go hand in hand. 

Our Galaxy's Magnetic Fingerprint

 Did you know our galaxy has a complex magnetic field structure? Learn more about astronomers found and mapped it.

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.

The Latest from Enceladus

Digital Astronomy
Looking for astronomy computer programs and apps? This article looks at a few of the many good ones available.

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