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The Winter 2010 issue of The Earth Scientist includes a variety of educational resources, ranging from astronomy to glaciers. Check out the other publications and classroom materials in our online store.

Earth's Web

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Earth Fact Sheet

Earth from Space An astronaut's view of our home planet.

Earth Science Image Gallery

Fast Auroral SnapshoT (FAST)

NASA's Earth Page

Nine Planets: Earth

Nine Planets:Moon

NSSDC Earth and Moon Picture Gallery

Scientec Matrix: sciences and solutions for a better environment and life Up-to-date environmental news pieces...

Stardate Online: Earth

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The Desert Biome

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