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As part of NASA's 50th anniversary, Stephen Hawking offers his latest thoughts on the universe

Hawking: Unintelligent life is likely on other planets Stephen Hawking Today/Interview with Stephen Hawking [Real Player] NASA 50th Anniversary Website [Macromedia Flash...
Astrophysical Virtual Observatory

At this website, the European Commission and six European organizations discuss the creation of the Astrophysical Virtual Observatory Project (AVO) for European astronomy. Visitors can discover the function of a Virtual Observatory (VO) as "an international astronomical community-based initiative" aimed at allowing "global electronic access to the available astronomical data archives of space and...
JINA: The Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics

The Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA) was created to "foster interdisciplinary collaborations, workshops, research program, and educational initiatives at its participating institutions as well as within the field of nuclear astrophysics at large." Researchers can download the latest JINA-related articles. Students and educators can find out about outreach programs, lectures, and...
Laboratory of Astrophysics and Surface Science

Syracuse University's Laboratory of Astrophysics and Surface Science developed this Web site devoted primarily to its research in the "study of physical and chemical processes occurring in the interstellar medium." Educators and students can learn the details of the apparatus used to study hydrogen recombination reactions on material surfaces in interstellar conditions. The site features...
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Created in 1890, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory has a rich history of space science research. Affiliated with Harvard University, the SAO moved from Washington, DC to Cambridge, MA in 1955. Today, the Observatory employs over 300 scientists working on broad programs of astrophysical research supported by federal appropriations and other funding sources. Its divisions include high energy...