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  1. Earth Observing from Space (University of California - Wilder)
      Explains how different types of satellites see the Earth using different tools. 3-01

  2. Ice and Snow Study (University of California)
      Provides a lesson to study ice and snow on the Earth, using satellite data. 3-01

  1. Earth (
      Provides a description in simple language. 1-05

  2. Earth - Images from Space (
      Provides software to allow you to "zoom in" on most of the Earth using pictures made in the last three years. 9-05

  3. Earth Coloring Book (
      Provides a picture, including the inner structure. 1-05

  4. Earth Picture (NASA)
      "This spectacular 'blue marble' image is the most detailed true-color image of the entire Earth to date." 9-02

  5. Earth from Far, Far Away and Very, Very Close (Florida State University - Davidson)
      "View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude until you reach a tall oak tree just outside the buildings of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida. After that, begin to move from the actual size of a leaf into a microscopic world that reveals leaf cell walls, the cell nucleus, chromatin, DNA and finally, into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons."

  6. Earth from Outer Space (Terraserver)
      Provides a picture of the Earth from satellites. 12-02

  7. Earth from Outer Space - By City (Fourmilab)
      Provides a picture of the Earth over major cities of the world. Also provides the longitude and latitude of each major city. 12-02

  8. Earth from Outer Space Now (Fourmilab)
      Provides a composite picture of the Earth using satellite images. Includes the night side as well as the day side. 12-02

  9. Geological Maps
  1. -Our Water Is Older Than Our Sun (Christian Science Monitor)
      "Scientists have traced the origins of water in our solar system to before the formation of the sun, indicating that other solar systems may contain a similar abundance of the life-friendly substance." 11-15

  2. -Water May Have Been on Earth From the Beginning (Christian Science Monitor)
      "Scientists find clues in volcanic rocks that suggest the origins of Earth's water can be traced back to our planet's birth." 11-15

  1. -Pictures of Earth from Space (
      "Astronaut Alexander Gerstís stunning images from space have been joined together to form a practically seamless timelapse video." 12-14

  2. Earth (Hamilton)
      Includes pictures, articles, and links.

  3. Earth (
      Provides a picture and information, such as the orbit, rotation, mass, distance from the sun, speed, temperature, atmosphere, and diameter. Even tells how much you would weight if you were there. 11-00.

  4. Earth Facts (
      Provides basic facts about the Earth. syst 8-00

  5. Planet Sizes (
      Shows the relative size of each planet in our solar system. syst 8-00

  6. Questions About the Earth (ASK and Astronomer for Kids)
      Provides questions and answers for kids and adults. 01-06

  7. Study: Our Galaxy Will Merge With Andromeda Galaxy (CNN News)
      "New data collected by the Hubble Space Telescope proves, NASA says, that in 4 billion years the Milky Way and Andromeda will collide or pass each other by so closely that the gravitational force each exerts on the other will cause them to slow down to the point of merging. The merger will be completed 6 billion years from now." 06-12

  8. View of the Earth from Space (SPARC)
      Provides a view of the Earth from today. 3-02

  1. Earth Observing from Space (University of California - SEGway)
      Provides three pictures from space for elementary school students to identify. 3-01

  2. Relief Map of the Earth (NASA - Jet Propulsion Lab)
      Provides directions for making a relief map of the earth by using clay or dough. 3-00


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