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Relearning The #Star Stories Of #Indigenous Peoples | @SciFri | #astronomy #stories

Just as the people of early Western Civilization looked to the stars and told stories about them, so did indigenous people around the world.

Life and Death of a Planetary System – Exoplanet Exploration: Planets Beyond our Solar System | NASA Exoplanet Program

Seven chapters describe an interstellar journey through time and scientific work on how planetary systems form. The online article includes Q and A's, news updates, and video clips. The article is organized by a timeline.


Meet the #Dinosaurs of ‘Deep Time' | @NMNH | @SmithsonianMag | #DeepTime

A suummary of six standout dinosaur mounts at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History's new Deep Time exhibit. These include: T. rex, Triceratops, Camarasaurus, Allosaurus, Diplodocus, and Stegosaurus. For each, the dinosaur, the fossil itself, and reseach/questions are discussed.

The Earth Has Lungs. Watch Them Breathe.| Phenomena | Curiously Krulwich

There are more trees on Earth than there are stars in the Milky Way—about 422 trees per person!. The post includes a narrated video clip of a year's distribution of CO2 an CO over the planet by NASA's GSFC.

Star Size Comparison 2 | YouTube video by morn1415

This 6:50 YouTube video compares the size of different planets and stars in the Universe. It starts with our Moon and then sizes up to planets in our solar system in a line up while also looping in other rocky planets and bright stars. It is a sequel to the size comparison video made 7 years earlier >. This one, though, is even more spectacular because it visualizes the distance of space in light days and light years so well.

NASA’s Eyes on Earth, Solar System & Exoplanets | #OER #EarthRightNow #visualization #apps

Monitor our planet's vital signs, such as sea level height, atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration and Antarctic ozone. Trace the movement of water around the globe using the gravity map from NASA's GRACE satellites. Spot volcanic eruptions and forest fires using the carbon monoxide vital sign. Check out the hottest and coldest locations on Earth with the global surface temperature map. Observe Earth from a global perspective in an immersive, 3-D environment.

Eyes on the Solar System lets you explore the planets, their moons, asteroids, comets and the spacecraft exploring them from 1950 to 2050. Eyes on Exoplanets will fly you to any planet you wish—as long as it’s far beyond our solar system. Look at more than 1,000 exotic planets known to orbit distant stars.