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NASA is the hub of all astronomy science knowledge. This is a visual collection of all their space research -- from the moon landings to the outer edges of the Kuiper Belt. This is the NASA Visualization Explorer -- the coolest way to get stories about NASA's exploration of the Earth, sun, moon,...
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The Sciences and Exploration Directorate is the largest Earth and space science research organization in the world. Its scientists advance understanding of the Earth and its life-sustaining environment, the Sun, the solar system, and the wider universe beyond. The Directorate is part of Goddard...
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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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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 2016
"Six out of 10 people in the US have never seen out Milky Way Galaxy arch across their night sky from where they live. And the problem of light pollution is quickly getting worse. Within a couple of generations in the US, only the national parks will have dark enough skies to see the Milky Way....
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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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