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For those wanna-be astronauts and space travelers out there, this interactive model of the solar system could prove to be highly addictive. With one click, you can visit Saturn, Venus, or the other planets and then spin and explore them in three dimensions. The interface uses NASA calculations to...
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Lectures, featuring astronomers giving nontechnical lectures on recent developments in astronomy, are now available on their own YouTube Channel
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Published in 2016
Of the many ways Earth is polluted, light pollution may be the least talked about. It's not an illusion; astronomers measure it from one to nine on the Bortle scale, and earlier this year, one study suggested that light pollution may be causing spring to come earlier. This short film, shot mainly in...
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Interactive visualization, 3-D environment full of real NASA mission data. Explore the cosmos from your computer. Hop on an asteroid. Fly with NASA's Voyager spacecraft. See the entire solar system moving in real time. It's up to you. You control space and time
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Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.
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Published in 2012
Animations on several topics including: force and motion, cosmic zoom, cosmic rays, kinetic energy, lunar phases, night sky, our atmosphere, refraction, seasons, seismic waves, stars, sun, and tides.
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What is a supernova? Where do they fit in the lives of stars? Are they dangerous to life on Earth? How would the universe be different if supernovae never occurred? This PowerPoint explores these and other questions about the powerful stellar explosion: the supernova.
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PowerPoint Presentations concerning: Solar Eclipses, Making Sun-Earth Connections, Solar Eclipses through Space and Time
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Use this PowerPoint in conjunction with the activities included on the Space Rocks ToolKit or on its own. Talk about our smallest neighbors, their properties, how we are searching for them, and what we might do to avoid future impacts.
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MicroObservatory is a network of automated telescopes that can be controlled over the internet. Using many of the same technologies that NASA uses to capture astronomical images by controlling telescopes in space, YOU can control a sophisticated ground-based telescope from the convenience of your...
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2013
Why do we see those stunning lights in the northern- and southernmost portions of the night sky? The Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis occur when high-energy particles are flung from the Sun's corona toward the Earth and mingle with the neutral atoms in our atmosphere -- ultimately emitting...
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2017
In 1995, scientists pointed the Hubble Telescope at an area of the sky near the Big Dipper. The location was apparently empty, and the whole endeavor was risky -- what, if anything, was going to show up? But what came back was nothing short of spectacular: an image of over 1,500 galaxies glimmering...
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Published in 2014
A mesmerizing new time-lapse video captures the fiery magnificence of what’s believed to be the largest sunspot observed in the past 24 years. Dubbed AR 2192, the “freakishly huge” sunspot spanned some 80,000 miles, or about the same size as the diameter of Jupiter.
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Published in 2016
"The brilliant flash of an exploding star's shockwave -- what astronomers call the """"shock breakout"""" -- is illustrated in this cartoon animation. The animation begins with a view of a red supergiant star that is 500 times bigger and 20,000 brighter than our sun. When the star's internal furnace...
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Flash animation showing the eventual demise of our galaxy as it encounters a cosmic showdown with the Andromeda Galaxy. View one of nature`s most powerful and devastating phenomena - galaxy collision.
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"PowerPoint and suggested script/activities for presenting a scale model of the Solar System compared to our Galaxy. Often referred to as the """"Birdseed Galaxy"""" presentation."
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"PowerPoint and suggested script on """"Sun-like"""" Stars; discusses what kind of stars we can see with the unaided eye and which stars are like our Sun. You might be surprised!"
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"Answer common questions asked by the public: What happens to a spaceship that falls into a black hole? Will the black holes in our Galaxy eventually suck up everything in it - a cosmic vacuum cleaner? What would happen to Earth if the Sun was replaced by a black hole of the same mass? If we can't...
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What you see is the largest true-color photograph of the night sky ever created, shot by 28-year old amateur astrophotographer Nick Risinger using six astronomical cameras. It's not just the view of the sky from one location, but instead a 360-panoramic view of the sky taken by trekking 60,000 miles...
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