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10 Rare Astronomical Events

10 Rare Astronomical Events From massive thunderstorms to giant comets, here are 10 amazing astronomical events that don't happen every day. Music = Smack by...
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The Planets in Our Solar System in Order of Size | MyScienceAcademy

The Planets in Our Solar System in Order of Size | MyScienceAcademy | Out of This World Earth Science | Scoop.it
If you're interested in planets, the good news is there's plenty of variety to choose from in our own Solar System. From the ringed beauty of Saturn, to the massive hulk of Jupiter, to the lead-melting temperatures on Venus, ...
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Puzzle of the 55-Cancri Planetary System Solved --"Just 39 Light ...

Puzzle of the 55-Cancri Planetary System Solved --"Just 39 Light ... | Out of This World Earth Science | Scoop.it
"Because 55 Cancri is so bright that it can be seen with the naked eye, astronomers have been able to measure the velocity of this star from four different observatories over a thousand times, giving the planets in this system ...
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How Mighty Jupiter Could Have Changed Earth's Habitability - Space Daily

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How Mighty Jupiter Could Have Changed Earth's Habitability
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It was presented at the Australian Space Science Conference. At first blush it appears ...
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This is a great article to teach students how the placement of our planets in our solar system just barely made it possible for life to live.  I would definitely start the lesson on how Jupiter saves Earth from being hit by asteroids.

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How Astronomers Turned This White Dwarf Into A Magnifying Glass - io9

How Astronomers Turned This White Dwarf Into A Magnifying Glass
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Typically, astronomers observe the dimming of a star whenever an exoplanet passes in front of it.
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Astronomers Discover Relationship between Color of Galaxy, Size of its Bulge - Sci-News.com

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Astronomers Discover Relationship between Color of Galaxy, Size of its Bulge
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A collage of face-on, upper panel, and edge-on galaxy images from the SDSS sample.
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Astronomy For Kids - KidsAstronomy.com

Astronomy For Kids - KidsAstronomy.com | Out of This World Earth Science | Scoop.it
Powerful and fun resource for kids, exploring astronomy and other space related topics. Play games, learn through interactive applications, and much more.
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This is a great site to get your children or students into learning about the solar system and astronomy.

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1G Geography Theme 1 : Colours of the Earth

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How to Teach Kids About Astronomy | David Reneke | Space and ...

How to Teach Kids About Astronomy | David Reneke | Space and ... | Out of This World Earth Science | Scoop.it
Astronomy is the oldest of the physical sciences. It is probably one of the most least understood and tends to confuse most folk, including kids, when they try to navigate the night sky. The night sky and its array of stars, ...
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World Largest Stars and Planets

Join us on Twitter : https://twitter.com/dyk_official Join us on G+ : https://plus.google.com/106223965383290201748/ join us on FB : https://www.facebook.com...
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The Biggest Scientific Discoveries Of The Year 2013

Astronomers from the California institute of technology in Pasadena this year came to the conclusion that there are at least 100 billion planets in our galax...
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16 Giddying Astronomy Photos That Are Out Of This World

16 Giddying Astronomy Photos That Are Out Of This World | Out of This World Earth Science | Scoop.it
Astrophotographers are battling it out in the Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2014 . Take a look at some of the most jaw-dropping entrants so far.
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The Inner and Outer Planets in Our Solar System

The Inner and Outer Planets in Our Solar System | Out of This World Earth Science | Scoop.it
In our Solar System, astronomers often divide the planets into two groups -- the inner planets and the outer planets. The inner planets are closer to the Sun and are smaller and rockier.
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Bill Nye The Science Guy - Planets and Moons (Full Episode)

Bill's spacing out again... this time with the planets. It may be the planet we're living on, but the Earth is not alone in our solar system. We have eight o...
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Don't forget how great Bill Nye is at getting kids to love science! 

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Astronomers Spot Most Earth-Like Planet Yet - ABC News

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ABC News Astronomers Spot Most Earth-Like Planet Yet ABC News Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where...
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Students can learn how there are more planets like our own that are more than likely fit for human survival.  In this, they can also learn how scientists believe there is life on other planets.

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Lyrid meteor shower peak expected on Monday night and into Tuesday morning - Washington Post

Lyrid meteor shower peak expected on Monday night and into Tuesday morning - Washington Post | Out of This World Earth Science | Scoop.it
WKMG Orlando Lyrid meteor shower peak expected on Monday night and into Tuesday morning Washington Post The Lyrid meteor shower is expected to peak on Monday night, with the best viewing possible between midnight and dawn on Tuesday morning,...
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Meteor showers are a really great way to teach students/children about how some of outerspace is predictable and how asteroids are the cause of our meteor showers.

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Earth Day 2014: Gorgeous, humbling views of our planet, from space - Washington Post (blog)

Earth Day 2014: Gorgeous, humbling views of our planet, from space - Washington Post (blog) | Out of This World Earth Science | Scoop.it
Earth Day 2014: Gorgeous, humbling views of our planet, from space Washington Post (blog) Whether in the form of a pale blue dot, or vibrant shades of greens, blues, whites, and earthen-browns, space instruments provide us with wondrous and...
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NASA Takes You Through a Real-Life 'Cosmos' - NBCNews.com

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NASA Takes You Through a Real-Life 'Cosmos'
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Feast your eyes on astronomical images from NASA that inspired (and are inspired by) the "Cosmos" TV series. collapse gallery. Space ...
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Enter the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition: Digital ...

The Royal Observatory Greenwich, in association with Sky at Night Magazine, has launched its 2014 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Entries must be submitted by April 24, 2014. Winners will be announced ...
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What Planet Is It? with Pluto and Dwarf Planets - The Kids' Picture Show (Fun & Educational)

Learn the planets of the solar system! Includes Pluto and the dwarf planets! Photo credit: NASA The Kids' Picture Show is an educational channel for toddlers...
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NASA's spacecraft videos eruption on Jupiter's Io (PHOTOS, VIDEO ...

NASA's spacecraft videos eruption on Jupiter's Io (PHOTOS, VIDEO ... | Out of This World Earth Science | Scoop.it
Get short URL. A NASA spacecraft sees a volcanic explosion on Jupiter's third-largest moon (Cover image courtesy of NASA/JPL/University of Arizona) (Video courtesy of NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics).
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