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ExploraTour - Looking at the World in a Different Light


Did you ever wonder what it would be like to see things in the world that are beyond the limits of your normal vision ... like x-rays or heat radiation. You would have a lot more information about the world around you. Continue on for a tour of our world like you've never seen it before !!



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Our online store includes issues of NESTA's quarterly journal, The Earth Scientist, full of classroom activities on different topics in Earth and space science, as well as books on science education!

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Traveling Nitrogen Classroom Activity Kit

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NASA Reveals First Images from Chandra

NASA revealed the first images from the Chandra X Observatory. Since first being deployed July 23, the Chandra X Observatory has had no problems. Included in the first set are images of a huge cloud with...more

Scientists Find One of the First Galaxies

Scientists found a really old galaxy! It is one of the first galaxies ever! The galaxy is inside a huge black hole. They used radio signals to find it. Black holes give out energy when the suck in an...more

Exploratour - Life in the Solar System

As we move out in the solar system, the planets get colder, and higher temperatures begin to be found deeper into the interior of the planet where, the pressure of overlying material becomes immense. Jupiter's...more

ExploraTour - Looking at the World in a Different Light

Look at the bed below the body of the sleeping man. You can still see where he was lying down. The heat from his body warmed up the bed sheets which are now radiating infrared light toward your eyes....more

ExploraTour - Looking at the World in a Different Light

All warm objects (not just people) release infrared light. Warmer objects give off more infrared light. Very hot objects radiate other types of light as well. Click on the picture to see the infrared...more

ExploraTour - Looking at the World in a Different Light

What kinds of light can people see? Our eyes can see visible light. When it passes into our eyes different types of visible light create different sensations that we see as colors. ...more

ExploraTour - Looking at the World in a Different Light

Imagine you found a pair of special glasses that not only gave you telescopic vision but gave you the ability to see all forms of radiant energy. The universe in visible light contains all the familiar...more

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