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So much is said about technology in education these days: iPads, laptops, apps, flipped classrooms, etc., but in our eyes the main benefit of technology is that it enables teachers to bring the real world into the classroom. And videos are a great way to do that. Ass to that all the great...
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MAP2 allows users to select global image mosaics, which can then be map projected, clipped to extents, have algebra functions against the image bands, and then converted to the user’s desired file format. Explore global imagery of the planets and satellites from a variety of missions in an easy to...
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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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Published in 2004
These satellite maps show different observations made of the Earth under the theme of land, ocean, water, energy, and life. NASA's Blue Marble: Next Generation images show Earth in true color. The images show how the surface would look to a human in space if our world had no clouds and no...
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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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Published in 1977
Powers of Ten takes us on an adventure in magnitudes. Starting at a picnic by the lakeside in Chicago, this famous film transports us to the outer edges of the universe. Every ten seconds we view the starting point from ten times farther out until our own galaxy is visible only as a speck of light...
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Published in 2016
In 2015, humanity's best images of Pluto were a few fuzzy pixels wide. Pluto was obscured by its vast distance and diminutive size. But no longer. On July 14, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft zipped past Pluto and its moons, scanning the dwarf planet in unprecedented detail. Using data from that...
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Published in 2017
What are gravitational waves and how are they detected? These ripples in space-time, sometimes caused by neutron stars colliding, were recently recorded in the groundbreaking LIGO-Virgo observation.
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Published in 2004
This DragonflyTV segment demonstrates how infrared imaging helps us to understand the Martian landscape, and how to use an infrared camera to find groundwater.
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2013
It's been a long road to the discovery that Earth is not the center of the Solar System, the Milky Way, or the universe; great thinker from Aristotle to Bruno have grappled with it for millenia. But if we aren't at the center of the universe, what is? Marjee Chmiel and Trevor Owens discuss where we...
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2015
Just now, somewhere in the universe, a star exploded. In fact, a supernova occurs every second or so in the observable universe. Yet, we've never actually been able to watch a supernova in its first violent moments. Is early detection possible? Samantha Kuula details the science behind an early...
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2014
When we look at the sky, we have a flat, two-dimensional view. So how do astronomers figure the distances of stars and galaxies from Earth? Yuan-Sen Ting shows us how trigonometric parallaxes, standard candles and more help us determine the distance of objects several billion light years away from...
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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
We only know 4% of what the universe is made up of. Can we also know what lies beyond our galaxy ... and if there are undiscovered forms of matter? Luckily, we have space messengers — cosmic rays — that bring us physical data from parts of the cosmos beyond our reach. Veronica Bindi...
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Published in 2014
Open your imagination with astronomer and author Jeffrey Bennet as he gives a reading of his book Max Goes to the Moon, the science adventure story which has also travelled into space and read out loud by astronaut Alvin Drew on Discovery's final flight at the inaugural X-STEM Symposium in...
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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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By TED-Ed
Published in 2013
The shape, contents and future of the universe are all intricately related. We know that it's mostly flat; we know that it's made up of baryonic matter (like stars and planets), but mostly dark matter and dark energy; and we know that it's expanding constantly, so that all stars will eventually burn...
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