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published by the Exploratorium
This Exploratorium site offers an online "tour" of the sites and
structures within Chaco Canyon, thought to have once been an ancient solar observatory. The different pages on the tour detail several of the most famous sites where significant solar alignments occur each year. A section called "seasons and solstices" provides further information.
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image credit: M. B. Schwenn, (image not available elsewhere on web), larger image This resource was featured by the Physics To Go collection from March 16, 2009 until April 1, 2009. View the feature here!

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Metadata instance created March 12, 2009 by Logan Hancock
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Ancient Observatories: Chaco Canyon. (2006, October 14). Retrieved October 21, 2018, from Exploratorium:
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