Solar Prominences (Astrophysics and Space Science Library)

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Explain how and why the terrestrial planets are distinctively different than the jovian planets. The ancient Greeks likened it to a river of milk. Galaxy Zoo Mergers: "A test case for more complicated modes of interaction, visitors are invited to compare simulations of mergers between galaxies with observation. Each day, a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

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Under the Southern Cross: A Brief History of Astronomy in

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From Quiz Space Questions for Kids! (click to take quiz) What is the nearest planet to the Sun? Kirk and McCoy are on a shuttle about to head up to orbit. Thermonuclear fusion is the power source at the core of the Sun. User interfaces are simply thin layers that accept requests and submit them to the infrastructure underneath. Planetary science The north pole of Pluto's moon Charon is dark red, and now scientists think they know why.

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Observations of Comets, from B. C. 611 to A. D. 640:

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Dust storms occur often on Mars and can be very large, covering an area the size of the US, and may last for many weeks. Solar System Exploration - Solar System Exploration is one of four space science themes for the Office of Space Science at NASA. This book is an astronomical encyclopedia in which Al-Battaani pointed out the circle of the ephemeris, the altitude of the North pole, the altitudes of planets, the length of the solar year, the ephemeris of the moon and planets, the solar eclipse, the ascension of the zodiacs, and other important information supported by highly precise and clear mathematical tables.

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The Birth and Death of the Sun. Stellar evolution and

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We will also soon be posting written class assignments as they are given to the students formally enrolled in the class. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. Concise framing of issues through interviews with leaders such as Vera Rubin, Meg Urry, and Dara Norman): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QyMB0qagZs Jocelyn Bell Burnell TED talk on “Reflections on Women in Science: Diversity and Discomfort” (a 15-minute talk with some of her personal history and statistics about women in astronomy): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp7amRdr30Y Meg Urry colloquium on “Women in Science: Why So Few?” (an hour-long illustrated talk on statistics and issues, not specifically about astronomy, but with many eye-opening ideas): http://vimeo.com/35730552 Bortz, Fred: Beyond Jupiter: The Story of Planetary Astronomer Heidi Hammel (2005, Franklin Watts/Scholastic & Joseph Henry Press).

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Radio Astronomy. Radioastronomie

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This metadata preserves the descriptive context of the imagery that astronomers and communication professionals have laboured hard to create. The pictures are in FITS (Flexible Image Transport System) format (used by many professional astronomers) and GIF format. So fire of both sides of your brain and create some educational space art! Proteacher - Space - An assortment of earth science lesson plans and links for elementary teachers.

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Scattering from Black Holes (Cambridge Monographs on

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Illustrated, with Spanish translation, glossary, timeline, Q&A from users, teacher guide, history article and more. Using crayon, watercolor, KidPix, or other art medium of your choice, draw celestial objects such as planets, stars, etc. It presents astronomy not only as a field of knowledge, but also as a human endeavor in science. Throughout Kepler's career, he focussed on reconciling Pythagorean mysticism and the Ptolemaic system creating precise measurements of planetary orbits.

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Amateur Astronomy

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Our understanding of massive stars is going through a remarkable time of change with long held convictions being shown to be incomplete. On the Egyptian pyramids and their astronomical orientation. The task is described there: Are all stars like the Sun? This creates instant interest in the night sky and also touches on the most basic of concepts: the periodic movements of the Earth and the sun and how these relate to time. Science Odyssey and Real Science-4-Kids both have great curriculum to consider for earth and space science studies.

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Astronomy: Fundamentals and Frontiers

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Until the announcement of a new budget and schedule, informed by recent panel reviews, that is the best answer anyone is likely to get. Generally, the farther from the Sun, the cooler the planet. Bayer and National PTA will launch a national effort to engage parents in 100,000 STEM experiences. Alien hunt Despite the headlines, no alleged signals from ET have ever been confirmed. Jovian heat The howling turbulence of Jupiter's Great Red Spot may be superheating the upper atmosphere above the storm, researchers say.

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Galactic Radio Astronomy (International Astronomical Union

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Solar system; Theory of orbital dynamics; Kepler’s Laws; Earth-moon system; Tidal force and the consequent phenomena; Rocket equation; Basic components of spacecraft. See if you can answer all these questions about the Moon correctly...before the computer sinks all your ships! We recommend that you bring a red light torch if you have one and wrap up warmly. I avoided as many spoilers as I could before watching it, and I’m glad I did. Rocket pioneer Konstantin Tsiolkovskii was born.

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Annals of the Astrophysical Observatory of the Smithsonian

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Provides students with additional strategies to improve comprehension. If the same side of the Earth always faced the moon, then the moon would always be in the same spot in the sky (and people on the other side of the planet would never see the moon). In the first few days of July 2004, three unrelated celestial phenomena happened to coincide: full Moon, lunar perigee, and Earth's passage through aphelion. It will also make comparisons with Earth and other planets.

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