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Comet NEAT movie

Movie of Comet NEAT as it passes the Sun in February 2003, as seen from the SOHO spacecraft....more

Comet NEAT passes Sun

The comet shown in this picture is so neat that scientists named it Comet NEAT! Actually, this comet was discovered by NASA's Near Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT) program, so that is the real reason it...more

Solar Storms

You know, of course, that certain conditions in the Earth's atmosphere can cause powerful storms like thunderstorms, blizzards, tornadoes, and hurricanes. The Sun also has an atmosphere, and incredible...more

History of Sunspot Observations

You may not know that humans have observed sunspots for a very long time. These records have been around so long in fact, that we can link sunspot number with solar activity. Large sunspots can sometimes...more

Mercury Transit on May 7, 2003

The planet Mercury appeared to cross in front of the Sun on May 7, 2003. Astronomers call the event a transit. A transit is like a solar eclipse. However, a transit occurs when a planet, instead of Earth's...more

Stardust returns - with comet dust!

A spacecraft named Stardust will soon return to Earth to complete its 7 year-long mission. Stardust flew past a comet and grabbed some pieces of dust from the comet. The spacecraft will return those dust...more

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Do You Teach Elementary School Science? We’ve got resources for you! ~2,000 pages of science content written specifically at the elementary level Classroom activities to do in your elementary school classroom...more

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