How can we tell if there could be life on other planets?
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How to use free planetarium software.
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Explore the size of planets and stars
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Near-Earth Objects are asteroids or comets that have orbits which may cause them to pass close to the Earth.
Gamma-Ray Bursts were accidentally discovered in the 60s by American satellites designed to detect explosions of nuclear weapons by looking for gamma-rays, high energy radiation.
Links to resources for teaching about space, including downloadable lesson plans, games, images and videos.
It was not until recently (early 90's) that the first planets orbiting other stars ('Extra-solar Planets') were discovered.
Learn about what science is, the importance of the Scientific Method, and how astronomy and the study of celestial objects fits in.
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