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Earth Rise: Taken by astronauts during the Apollo 8 mission, it's the first photo to put the earth in perspective of something else, to really show just how isolated and singular we are as a planet

Earthrise, 1968 ~~ Titled Earthrise, shot by astronaut William Anders during the Apollo 8 mission has been called "the most influential environmental photograph ever taken." The photograph was taken from lunar orbit on Dec. 1968 with a Hasselblad camera.

Space: A Week-Long Solar System Unit with Activities and Printables for Kindergarten and First GradeYour students will have a blast learning about the solar system with this thematic unit!  Daily lesson plans include literature suggestions, activities, art, writing, phonics, and math.

Solar System Unit for Kindergarten and First Grade

really really difficult to conceptualize. This visual is simply mind-boggling.

The size of our planet…

This started at the Earth-sized scale and then we got to Unfathomable.

The rocky alien planet Kepler 186f is an Earth-size world that could have liquid water on its surface, and possibly even life. It orbits a star 490 light-years away. - Credit:  Karl Tate, Infographics Artist

The rocky alien planet Kepler is an Earth-size world that could have liquid water on its surface, and possibly even life. It orbits a star 490 light-years away

Fizzing Jupiter Science Project for Kids - This is such a fun science experiment as a gentle introduction for kids to learn about our solar system and planets. Great for toddler, preschool, and kindergarten age kids especially!

Super fun for Astronomy! I love this awesome, fun science idea for a space theme - Fizzing Jupiter experiment - A fun educational idea for kids!

In case you didn’t know, the universe is a terribly hostile place for most lifeforms. At least, it is if you don’t have proper protection. Take our own star, for example. The Sun gives life to everything on Earth, but it is also a violent inferno that shoots off high energy particles that could seriously disrupt Earth’s natural systems.  Fortunately, for us, our planet has protection. Ultimately, the Earth is encased in a magnetic field, which is generated by the rotating, liquid iron core…

In case you didn’t know, the universe is a terribly hostile place for most lifeforms. At least, it is if you don't have proper protection.

Check out our 10 Facts About Mercury #Infographic!  http://astronomyisawesome.com/infographics/10-facts-about-mercury/  With #Mercury being the closest planet to the Sun, it’s very difficult to send spacecraft there to visit it, gather information and relay that back to us here on Earth. Nonetheless, we compiled all we know into this awesome infographic!

Take a look at these 10 Facts About Mercury! Our Infographic has lots of interesting and awesome facts about Mercury that'll make you glad to live on Earth!

10 Awesome Facts About the Sun | Astronomy Is Awesome

10 Awesome Facts About the Sun you& be glad to know next time you& at a dinner party. Check out this infographic and see what makes our star so special.

Stargazing and Constellations for Kids | Hands-on science activities for kids that teach them about stars and the night sky!

Building Star Constellations for Kids

Learn about stars and constellations with some great books and hands-on activities -- like creating marshmallow constellations!

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