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During the early 1960s, when a young Stephen Hawking began facing the beginnings of a debilitating disease, he turned his sights towards answering the biggest question in cosmology: the big bang. Through his research, Hawking was able to trace back the origins of the universe to a singularity -...
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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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Published in 2015
"In our terrestrial view of things, the speed of light seems incredibly fast. But as soon as you view it against the vast distances of the inverse, it's unfortunately very slow. The animation illustrates, in realtime, the journey of a photon of light emitted from the surface of the sun and...
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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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"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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By TED-Ed
Published in 2014
Our best technology can send men to the Moon and probes to the edge of our solar system, but these distances are vanishingly small compared to the size of the universe. How then can we learn about the galaxies beyond our own? Yuan-Sen Ting takes us into deep space to show how astronomers study the...
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2014
The atoms around you have existed for billions of years -, and most originated in the flaming, gaseous core of a star. Dennis Woldfogel tells the captivating tale of these atoms' long journey from the Big Bang to the molecules they form today.
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