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An interactive tour of the solar system. Students can clock on various elements of our solar system and gain information on their size, atmosphere, geologic features, and other scientific facts.
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Published in 2017
Find out more about how our sun's position in the sky changes due to Earth's rotation, revolution, and tilt. Learn from the experts -- Dr. Alex Young and Dr. Nicki Viall explain these connections so students understand patterns within the Earth-sun relationship.
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Published in 2017
Join us on the 2nd Thursday of the month (1pm Pacific, 4pm Eastern) for eclipse webcasts. Webcasts feature information about the Sun, Earth, Moon, and eclipses.
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Published in 2015
A number of people who've seen NASA's annual lunar phase and liberation videos have asked what the other side of the Moon looks like, the side that can't be seen from the Earth. This video answers that question. The imagery was created using Lunar reconnaissance Orbiter data. This video is public...
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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
Ready for liftoff? NASA has created a new playlist to excite elementary and middle level students about space science. available on the YouTube Kids app for both iOS and Android platforms, the playlist features NASA videos that focus on our solar system and the instruments NASA uses to study the...
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Published in 2012
From year to year, the moon never seems to change. Craters and other formations appear to be permanent now, but the moon didn't always look like this. Thanks to NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, we now have a better look at some of the moon's history. Learn more in this video!
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2013
Why do some regions experience full-time heat while others are reckoning with frigid temperatures and snow? And why are the seasons reversed in the two hemispheres? Rebecca Kaplan explains how the shape of the Earth's orbit around the Sun and the Earth's tilt on its axis affect the amount of...
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Published in 2017
On Earth, a total solar eclipse means that for just a few minutes, the sky goes dark. But what does a total solar eclipse look like from space?
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Published in 2013
YouTube video describing what it would be like if the moon orbited the Earth at the same distance as the ISS.
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Animated .gif shows Sun's path across the Arctic Summer sky. The sun does not set.
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PDF sheets of moon phases.
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Published in 1994
This movie is of the 1994 solar eclipse. It was taken by Fred Espenak of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics.
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Aurorasaurus is a research project supported by the National Science Foundation and designed by researchers from the New mexico Consortium, NASA, Penn. State University, and Science Education Solutions. We are professional space scientists, computer scientists, educators, and volunteers....
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Watch as a giant black spot appears to move across Earth's surface, and listen to The Science Channel's explanation of what's happening and why.
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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 map shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shoes which areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night. Click on times below the map to show Sun and Moon locations during those times, or choose a time of your own to see their positions.
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Published in 2010
Analemma photographs are made by taking a picture of the sun from the same place at the same time of day once or twice a week, generating 30 to 50 frames. This picture, made in Veszprem, Hungary, combines 36 photos of the sun taken at 10 am local time between January and December.
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The following animation shows both the helicentric model and geocentric model with three objects: the Sun (yellow), Earth (blue) and Mars (red). Both models produce the same effect as viewed from the Earth.
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Solar system formation animation.
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