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Chapter 15 Web Destinations
No matter how hard we try, and despite the many other online sections and resources here, there will always be more information available in the world than can be contained on one server.
Here are our favorites for this chapter.
Go ahead and check them out, but be sure to return back to do more
exploring when you're done!
For a good selection of general sites of broad interest and utility that are related to many chapters of the book, see our collection of General Web Destinations for All Chapters.
This page from the Hands-On
UniverseTM project explains the basic
types of galaxies, illustrates these types with some examples, and gives
definitions for some basic
terms used in describing galactic features and properties.
This leaflet from the Royal Greenwich Observatory discusses the visual
appearance, structure, and types of various galaxies, including our own Milky Way.
This introduction to the heirarchical structure of the universe and our most up-to-date attempts to model such structure is part
of the NCSA Multimedia Online Expo, "Science for the Millennium." Exhibitions in this series include Whispers From the Cosmos covering radio astronomy, Spacetime Wrinkles covering numerical modeling of General Relativity (of which this movie collection is a part), and
Cosmos in a Computer, covering several current topics related to theoretical cosmology. Great sites if you have good bandwidth!