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A few images of galaxy clusters.

This is an activity about the movement of a coronal mass ejection. Learners will plot the path of two coronal mass... see more

In this product, students engage in processes/activities for collaboration and communication strategies. Students compare... see more

This video was recorded at NIPS Workshops, Sierra Nevada 2011. The talk is motivated by our recent work on a recommender... see more

This demonstration shows that similar-appearing lights can be distinctly different, suggesting that the light emitted is... see more

You've seen on the news or in books, beautiful color pictures of various sights in the cosmos. But is this the way you... see more

This is an online activity where learners can virtually mix different colors of light or paint (you can switch between... see more

From a library of stars, combine them to try to reproduce the key features of a galaxys spectrum.

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A complete resource on the famous comet, with images, plots, and data. A discussion on comets included. Links to other... see more

This tactile experience aims to enhance or assess the students� knowledge of the characteristics of comets. After... see more

General information on comets and meteor showers, including many links.

This is a free, online textbook/course. According to the authors, "site is designed to "look at probably the most... see more

Mars axis is tilted at approximately the same angle as Earth's axis. This should result in a. days of similar length. b.... see more

Mars has a more eccentric orbit of the Sun than Earth. Mars is 20% closer to the Sun during winter in its Northern... see more

Mars has a more eccentric orbit of the Sun than Earth. Mars is 20% closer to the Sun during its winter than it is during... see more

The characteristics of four planets are listed below. Which planet is most likely to be classified as Jovian? a. Mainly... see more

How old are other planets in the Universe in comparison to the planets in our Solar System? a. Other planets are older... see more

It takes 24 hours�one day�for one complete rotation of Earth. How long would it take for the Sun to strike every... see more

Sun spots, flares and other emissions from the Sun's surface can have a negative impact on electrical systems on Earth.... see more

Does the Moon have a geocentric or heliocentric type orbit? a. geocentric. b. heliocentric. c. neither.

If the moon were farther away from the Earth: a. Tidal ranges would be larger b. Tidal ranges would be smaller c. There... see more

If the moon were larger: a. Tidal ranges would be larger b. Tidal ranges would be smaller c. There would no change in... see more