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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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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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Reach Across the Stars: A Universe of Explorers

The history of women's contributions to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is long and varied. This app highlights only a few of the women who have had an impact on STEM...
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How to Talk to a Spacecraft

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory uses binary code to gather information about Earth's surface. That code, in the form of two numbers (1s and 0s), is then read and converted by computers into images....
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Tinkercad: Universe in 3D

When scientists combine data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory with other telescopes, such as the Hubble or Spitzer space telescopes, or with scientific and mathematical models, we can create data-driven...
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3D Printing the X-ray Universe

Despite our limited abilities to travel to distant objects in outer space, astronomers, computer scientists, and others are developing techniques that nudge astronomy visualization forward from two-dimensional...
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Recoloring the Universe: Color, Astronomy and Coding

Using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other satellites of exploded stars, star-forming regions, and black holes, you'll learn basic coding. By following the video tutorials below,...
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