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9 Dec 2021
Virtual Science Talk Ask the Astronomers Live: Seeing New Frontiers with NASA's James Webb Space Telescope
The James Webb Space Telescope is NASA's next major space observatory. With its 20 foot (6 meter) diameter mirror and its vantage point one million miles (1.5 million km) away from the Earth, it will...
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16 Nov 2021
Virtual Science Talk Ask the Astronomers Live: A Planet in a Galaxy Far Far Away
A planet may have been detected in a galaxy outside of our own. There are thousands of planets detected around stars in our own Milky Way galaxy, but for the first time we may have detected a planet in...
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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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Exoplanet Watch

NASA's Universe of Learning's Exoplanet Watch is a citizen science project, currently geared toward amateur astronomers and astronomy students at colleges and universities, to observe transiting...
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Example of 2 Exoplanet Trading Cards, front and back
Activities | Resource Guide

Exoplanet Trading Cards and Activity Guide

These cards and activities are designed for families and small groups of learners 12 and older, but can be adapted for any age range. The deck contains a “How to Play” card, a “Types...
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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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DIY Planet Search

New planets are being discovered on a regular basis, but that’s not the end of the story. After new planets have been discovered the scientific community needs to follow up with further investigations....
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Discover Exoplanets: The Search for Alien Worlds

This national traveling exhibition explores the fascinating world of space and astronomy, covering topics such as the search for habitable worlds beyond our Solar System, how NASA scientists are searching...
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EXOTIC (Exoplanet Transit Interpretation Code) Software

Use Exoplanet Watch's official data reduction tool EXOTIC (Exoplanet Transit Interpretation Code) to analyze a sample dataset of the transiting exoplanet, HAT-P-32b, to produce your own transit light...
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Poster | Videos

Exoplanet Travel Bureau

Want to check out some of the thousands of exoplanets that NASA's astrophysics missions have discovered from the comfort of your own home? Check out the Exoplanet Travel Bureau for different ways to...
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Exoplanet illustration

ViewSpace Videos: Exoplanets

Learn what we know about some faraway planets, how we can detect planets in our Milky Way galaxy, and what we can learn about exoplanets’ atmospheres in these videos. Are you interested in playing...
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ViewSpace Videos: Other Solar Systems, Other Earths

How many planets are in other solar systems? Are their stars similar to the Sun? Explore a range of exoplanets and their systems in this video series! Are you interested in playing ViewSpace in your museum,...
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Star-Forming Region in the Small Magellanic Cloud Star Cluster NGC 602

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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Eyes on Exoplanets

Get set for launch! Eyes on Exoplanets will fly you to any planet you wish – as long as it's far beyond our Solar System. This fully rendered 3D universe is scientifically accurate, allowing...
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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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