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    Lately I have been extremely interested in a lot of things, especially astronomy and cosmology. Although it seems there's just too much to learn and not enough time to learn it all. I would appreciate if any members of the community could point me in a good direction (preferably free) online with sources to various information. I have looked around and found quiet a few, but i feel that the university lectures don't get right to the point, and that they usually blab on instead of being directly informative. (I have only grade 10 knowledge however I am very willing to work hard to learn these incredible topics)

    Please post links to anything that just simply blew your mind, amazed you, or just surprised you over all in relation to our beautiful and incredible universe.


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    Try Phys.org - Science News, Technology, Physics, Nanotechnology, Space Science, Earth Science, Medicine and clickady click anything that interests you and see where it leads from there.


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    Thanks for those! Would you say they are a trustable medium for their info?
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    Thanks for those! Would you say they are a trustable medium for their info?
    yes, they aren't all indepth articles but give a good insight into what is happening in various fields. you can always search further into the articles.
    Sometimes it is better not knowing than having an answer that may be wrong.
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    It is worthwhile browsing around the NASA sites. Start here.
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    Yes, NASA is my homepage I just was wondering if any one has anything 'not out in the open' to put it. What I mean is that anyone can browse the NASA site, but sometimes i've noticed far too many amazing things ( from my perspective) hide in the underground.
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    I'm not sure what you mean by the underground. If you want something up to date in terms of publications then go to the ADS digital library and search a topic, then sort by date.

    for example, I might be interested in any recent publications relating to findings by the Messenger probe to Mercury. Searching on Mercury + Messenger, sorting gives me these papers:

    Survey of coherent ∼1 Hz waves in Mercury's inner magnetosphere from MESSENGER observations
    MESSENGER observations of dipolarization events in Mercury's magnetotail
    MESSENGER detection of electron-induced X-ray fluorescence from Mercury's surface
    Topography of the Northern Hemisphere of Mercury from MESSENGER Laser Altimetry
    Gravity Field and Internal Structure of Mercury from MESSENGER
    Observations of suprathermal electrons in Mercury's magnetosphere during the three MESSENGER flybys
    Stereo topographic models of Mercury after three MESSENGER flybys
    The morphology of craters on Mercury: Results from MESSENGER flybys


    And many more. Does that help?
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    You might enjoy this link. It’s an interactive map of the scale of the Universe. It allows you to scroll DOWN to plank length all the way UP to the observable universe. You can click on all the objects for further information. It’s fun to play around with!
    The Scale of the Universe 2
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