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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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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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Lectures, featuring astronomers giving nontechnical lectures on recent developments in astronomy, are now available on their own YouTube Channel
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This is the Youtube channel of the NASA Lunar Science Institute.
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Published in 2012
This is the Curiosity Mars Rover descent footage interpolated from about 4 frames per second to 25 frames per second. It is playing back in real time.
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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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Published in 2017
How many planets are in the solar system? How did it form in the Milky Way galaxy? Learn facts about the solar system's genesis, plus its planets, moons, and asteroids.
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Published in 2015
Meteor showers bring interplanetary debris, ranging from pebbles to boulders, into Earth's atmosphere. Find out how these dazzling displays come about.
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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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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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From the data-collecting endeavors of the rover Curiosity to the process of constructing Orion, a spacecraft designed for eventual travel to Mars, this 10-minute presentation highlights NASA's many efforts supporting current and future explorations of the Red Planet. Watch the presentation in the...
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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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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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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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Solar system formation animation.
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Use this effective interactive to show how the sunlight varies throughout the year for various locations. You can vary observer's latitude, season, perspective, sunbeam spread, and sunlight angle.
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Presents visualization of remote sensing data with conceptual scientific animations.
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