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Not in any way an endorsement, but places I go often:

Art Stuff

For buying the best Poser stuff (and pretty good free stuff too), I go to DAZ 3D.
For mostly the free stuff, but also some purchases, plus artwork and discussion groups which help me come up with ideas, there's Renderosity and 3D Commune.

I've posted my art on my gallery at Renderosity  and as a result, I've become published on other sites (no money in it, but I'm not about to quit my day job).
I've had one picture published as the cover of the week at Sci-Fi Weekly (Cover No. 488 - week of August 28, 2006).
A couple of my pictures are available at Desktop Starships.

Space Stuff

For Space News, I always check:
Spaceflight Now
Space.com
SpaceDaily.com

Try NASA for cool rocket science stuff.  The Human Spaceflight site has good info.
The Kennedy Space Center site has good info on past, present and future space missions.
Mark Wade's Encyclopedia Astronautica site has even better info on all sorts of space related things - though it seems to have gone downhill in the last couple of years.
To see how many planets are out there try the ExtraSolar Planets Encyclopedia site, or look for bad asteroids at the Current Impact Risks site.
And the Solar System Simulator is always fun.
new If you want to devise a realistic science fiction spaceship, check out the Atomic Rocket web site by Winchell Chung.

Here's my very own Embedded NASA TV Page, using code I borrowed from the Astronomy Picture of the Day site

Celestia is a cool free program for to explore the Universe in 3D (or 4D for that matter).
Notable Nearby Stars is a good reference for, uh... notable nearby stars....

 

Other Stuff

Every day, I visit Wikipedia as a reference or just to read the article of the day.
If you need information on various countries and territories, try the CIA World Fact Book (they almost always get it right, don't they?)

When I get around to rebuilding my solar system generator, it will be on starcl.net. (I bought it, now I have to build it.)
Want to see where I come from?  (no, not there!), this Camera site shows views of Bergen and other parts of Norway (sorry no English there anymore).

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