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Links: We welcome links to our site, Windows to the Universe, as long as you are not framing our site. You may link to our main internet address (http://www.windows2universe.org) or any page within our site. You may not frame, or in any other way incorporate our website within your site, nor claim credit for the website or the resources embedded within it.

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Copyright: The source of this material is Windows to the Universe®, at http://windows2universe.org/ from the National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA). The website was developed in part with the support of UCAR and NCAR, where it resided from 2000 - 2010. © 2010 National Earth Science Teachers Association. Windows to the Universe® is a registered trademark of NESTA. All rights reserved. See our copyright and licenses page for information about how you can use our materials. Site policies and disclaimer.

Use of Images and/or Text: You may use images we have created (and only those images - indicated on the website by the credit "Image courtesy of Windows to the Universe" or "Windows to the Universe Original") as long as you credit Windows to the Universe as indicated below and license your new creations under these identical terms (a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License). You may use text from our website that carries notice that it is licensed with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, as long as you license your new work under these identical terms.

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The appropriate credit to use when you use text, images, or both from our website (assuming they fall within the restrictions mentioned above) is (select the description that best fits your use):

Use of Public Domain Images: There are many images on our website that are in the public domain, and you may use those images without permission from us, because they are in the public domain. See this page from the Creative Commons from additional information about using public domain materials.

Use of Images Provided by Others: There are also images on our website that we have permission to use from others, indicated by the credit line for those images. We cannot give you permission to use those images, and you must contact the individual indicated for permission to use their images.

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