Science and Scientific Stuff




"There is no place for dogma in science. The scientist is free to ask any question, to doubt any assertion, to seek any evidence, to correct any error." ~ J. Robert Oppenheimer



Astronomy Picture of the Day
Every single day, a new and amazing picture of your universe, courtesy of NASA.

Space Weather Now
Get the latest space weather report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Space.com
The only source for all your space geek needs.

NASA History Office
A most valuable research and information mecca.

The Planetary Society
Founded by Carl Sagan and former Jet Propulsion Laboratory director Bruce Murray, it's still the largest and most influential space advocacy group.

NASA Watch
Find out the real deal behind the NASA press releases. Opinionated but fair. After all...it's your space agency -- shouldn't you know what it's up to?

Novaspace Galleries
THE place to go for space art, astronaut autographs, posters, DVDs, and lots of other cool stuff.

Pioneer Home Page
We may finally have heard the last of Pioneer 10, now over 7.5 billion miles away...but maybe not. Find out here.

Cosmographica
More great space art from master artist Don Dixon.

Boggs Space Books
An excellent source of new, used and collectible space books.

SETI@Home
After reading Rare Earthas well as other recent research on the subject, I'm far less sanguine about the prospects for extraterrestrial intelligence than I used to be. But what the heck -- if we don't look, we'll never know. The SETI@Home screensaver lets your computer join in the search.

The Carl Sagan website
He made us think, he made us dream, he made us wonder.

New Horizons
From the ashes of the Pluto-Kuiper Express, the now-dead mission to Pluto, New Horizons may yet make the long journey to the outer reaches of our solar system. See what we might be able to do if we try.

Quest: The History of Spaceflight Quarterly
The premier scholarly journal on the history of spaceflight, published by the University of North Dakota.

StarDate Online
The astronomy site of the prestigious McDonald Observatory of the University of Texas, publisher of StarDate magazine.

Bad Astronomy
Dedicated to correcting common misconceptions about astronomy and space science promulgated by the media and poor education. Especially vital these days, considering the nutballs running around raving about "faked moon landings" and other idiocy.

The National Association of Science Writers
The august organization of professional science writers in the United States. I'm a member; if you're a science writer, you should be too.

The Basics of Space Flight
From the folks at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, here's everything you need to know about how to get from one planet to another.

What's New
Weekly commentary from Robert Park of the American Physical Society on current events from a scientist's perspective. Scathing, funny, and dead on target.




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