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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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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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The Night Sky Network is a nationwide coalition of amateur astronomy clubs bringing the science, technology, and inspiration of NASA's missions to the general public. We share our time and telescopes to provide you with unique astronomy experiences at science museums, observatories, classrooms, and...
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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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Presents visualization of remote sensing data with conceptual scientific animations.
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Our Moon's appearance changes nightly. This slow-loading time-lapse sequence shows what our Moon looks like during a lunation, a complete lunar cycle. As the Moon orbits the Earth, the half illuminated by the Sun first becomes increasingly visible, then decreasingly visible.
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A 3-D environment full of real NASA mission data, though also a 3-D simulation of the major bodies in the Solar System for any time from 1950 to 2050.
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This site lists many multimedia resources from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, including movies, photos, artist depictions, and posters and lithographs.
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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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Lesson plans, materials, and programs
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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 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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In this video, Black holes are explained. Students learn what Black Holes are, how they work, and what happens to objects that go near Black Holes. 
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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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