Astronomy Resources for Students from the HEASARC
The listed resources include web sites and features containing information for students doing research projects and for those interested in reading further about general and high-energy astronomy.
The Imagine the Universe website explores distant galaxies, massive black holes, brilliant gamma-ray bursts, and the origin of the universe itself for interested astronomers ages 14 and up. The site also shares information about how scientists know what we know, what mysteries remain, and how we might one day find the answers to these questions.
StarChild is a learning center to explore the solar system, galaxy and universe beyond.
The Collaboration Across Cultures website celebrates the the ongoing collaboration between the United States and Japan on X-ray astronomy missions over the past three decades. These satellites help astronomers understand stars, galaxies, and black holes through the cosmic X-rays we detect from those sources.
Visit this site to learn about how the Rossing X-ray Timing Explorer probes the physics of cosmic X-ray sources by making sensitive measurements of their variability over time scales ranging from milliseconds to years.
Discover the scientific study of the large scale properties of the Universe with this tutorial on cosmology written by WMAP experts. This site helps audiences from high schooland up understand how cosmologists use the scientific method to understand the origin, evolution and ultimate fate of the entire Universe.
This special feature of the Imagine the Universe website allows you to explore how immense our Universe is by zooming out to its furthest reaches.
If you have a question about astronomy, objects beyond the solar system, or being an astronomer, check out the archive of answered questions on this site. If your question hasn't been answered, feel free to ask your own question.
Discover the cosmos with a new image each day featuring our fascinating universe. Each image is accompanied by a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
Each week the HEASARC scours the archive of X-ray and gamma-ray observations to bring you new, exciting and beautiful images.
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