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The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

Solve the Mystery of STENDEC
Stardust's radio operator sent a final enigmatic Morse-code message just before the plane went down: STENDEC. For more than half a century, many people have tried to find a meaning for the cryptic message. Read a summary of STENDEC theories, a primer on Morse code, the official 1947 accident report, and some theories sent in by NOVA Online readers. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Reading the Wreckage
Find out about what investigators solving an airplane crash are up against in this interview with David King, a principal inspector at England's Air Accidents Investigation Branch in Farnborough, Hampshire, and an air-crash expert for the past 30 years. (Grades 9-12)

Mysterious Plane Crashes
Learn about a century's worth of mysterious plane crashes, from Orville Wright's ill-fated flight of September 1908 to the October 1999 crash of EgyptAir flight 990. (Grades 9-12)

Inside the Jet Stream (Hot Science)
So what is the jet stream? And why is it there? A simplified introduction about what generates the jet stream evolves into a more complex description of the factors that come into play for subtropical and polar front jet streams in this online activity. (Flash plug-in required; non-Flash version available.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

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