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Webb Telescope in clean room (folded)
Article | Resource Guide

Teachable Moments: Learn About the Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope

Learn about the science and engineering behind the largest and most powerful space telescope ever built while exploring ways to engage learners in the mission. TEACHABLE MOMENTS: JAMES WEBB SPACE...
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Activities

Paper Circuits: Light Up Exploded Stars

Paper circuits help learners of all ages explore the basics of electricity (energy that results from the existence of charged particles like electrons or protons) and conductivity (the degree to which...
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Sonification

A Universe of Sound

Every sound begins with a vibration. When those vibrations travel through the air, they can enter the human eardrum where they are eventually turned into electrical signals that our brain interprets as...
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Competition Material | Videos

Science Olympiad Astronomy and Solar System Webinars

Science Olympiad is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K–12 science education, increasing interest in science for all students, creating a technologically literate...
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Crab Nebula
Videos

Crab Nebula: The Multiwavelength Structure of a Pulsar Wind Nebula

This visualization features a three-dimensional multiwavelength representation of the Crab Nebula, an iconic remnant of a star that was seen exploding in the year 1054 AD. This is a view looking into the...
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ViewSpace Interactives: Star Death

What happens when a star dies? It varies! Some stars die slowly, giving off puffs of gas and dust before collapsing to form small white dwarf stars. Much larger stars die suddenly in powerful explosions...
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Mosaic of the Carina Nebula
Videos

ViewSpace Videos: Nebulas

Take video tours of giant clouds of dust and gas in space, where new stars are forming or are the result of dying stars exploding. Highlights include the Cat’s Paw Nebula, Westerlund 2, the Eagle...
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Videos

ViewSpace Videos: Supernovas

What happens after a star explodes? Explore a supernova’s aftermath in detail, and learn about well-known objects like the Crab Nebula, Eta Carinae, and Supernova 1987A in these videos. Are you...
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Stars of Globular Cluster 47 Tucanae
Videos

ViewSpace Videos: Stars

Explore stars of all temperatures, masses, and types in these videos – from massive stars and nebulas to pulsating stars and light echoes. Also get an up-close look at our sun’s spectrum in...
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Star shedding layers as it dies
Videos

ViewSpace Videos: Life and Death of Stars

More than 50 videos look at the formation, evolution, and death of all types of stars. Tour images of star-forming regions, analyze individual stars across the electromagnetic spectrum, and learn why stars...
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Star-Forming Region in the Small Magellanic Cloud Star Cluster NGC 602
Videos

ViewSpace Videos: Space

ViewSpace videos tell the stories of planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe, giving viewers opportunities to experience space observed by satellites and telescopes. Explore more than 250 videos in...
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Flight Through the Orion Nebula in Visible and Infrared Light
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Flight Through the Orion Nebula in Visible and Infrared Light

This visualization explores the Orion Nebula using both visible and infrared light. The sequence begins with a wide-field view of the sky showing the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy, then zooms down to the...
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Exhibits

Visions of the Universe Exhibit

Visions of the Universe: Four Centuries of Discovery portrays our changing views of the universe through time with images and text. The exhibit includes 12 panels that feature key astronomical discoveries...
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AstroPix

Welcome to a new "one-stop shopping" experience that makes finding the right astronomy image easier than ever! AstroPix offers publicly accessible image galleries of many of the leading astronomical...
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ViewSpace Interactives: Variable Stars

Not all stars shine consistently! Some stars temporarily increase in brightness for several days or weeks, while others have periodic changes in brightness. In other examples, stars change in brightness...
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