The Wilkinson Microwave Anisotrophy Probe (WMAP) hosts a website presenting basic information and concepts about Cosmology and our current best understanding of the Universe.



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This handson activity explores spacecraft radio communication concepts, including the speed of light and the timedelay for signals sent to and from spacecraft.



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This
PowerPoint
is
a
resource
for
museum
educators
that
highlights
the
major
mission
information
and
science
background
for
the
Interstellar
Boundary
Explorer
(IBEX)
Mission,
a
Small
Explorer
Earthorbiting
spacecraft
that
is
designed
to
map
the
distant
boundary
between
the
solar
wind
from
our
Sun
and
the
interstellar
medium.
This
PowerPoint
supports
a
fulllength
planetarium
show
about
the
IBEX
mission
...



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This interactive demonstration explains how the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft uses its particle detectors to collect and sort particles that come from the boundary of the Solar System.



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This
booklet
includes
11
problems
of
increasing
difficulty
that
explore
the
properties
of
black
holes.
Students
learn
about
the
relationship
between
black
hole
size
and
mass,
time
dilation,
energy
extraction,
accretion
disks,
and
what?s
inside
a
black
hole
by
working
with
a
series
of
math
problems
that
feature
simple
algebra,
scientific
notation,
exponential
functions,
and
the
Pythagorean
Theorem.
...



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This
booklet
includes
17
problems
relating
to
the
Moon
and
its
exploration.
Images
from
NASA
are
analyzed
to
determine
image
scales
and
the
physical
sizes
of
various
crates
and
features.
The
probability
of
meteor
impacts
near
a
lunar
colony
are
calculated,
and
the
horizon
distance
is
determined
using
simple
geometry.
Also
covered
are:
determining
the
mass
of
the
Moon,
a
simple
model
for
the
lunar
...



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This booklet includes 31 problems that involve a variety of math skills, including scientific notation, simple algebra, and calculus. Topics covered include black holes, ice on mercury, a mathematical model of the solar interior, sunspots, the heliopause, and coronal mass ejections, among many others. (8.5 x11, 28 pages, 11 color images, PDF file)



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This
booklet
contains
11
problems
and
nine
?Extra
for
Experts?
challenges
that
require
the
student
to
determine
the
scale
of
an
astronomical
image
involving
the
lunar
surface,
Mars,
planets,
stars
and
galaxies.
With
a
millimeter
ruler,
students
use
provided
textual
information
to
determine
the
image
scale
(e.g.
kilometers
per
millimeter)
and
then
identify
the
smallest
and
largest
features
in
the
images
...



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This
booklet
includes
19
problems
that
explore
the
topic
of
radiation
and
human
exposure
to
its
different
forms.
The
problems
span
math
abilities
from
basic
multiplication
and
unit
conversions,
to
algebra
and
calculus.
For
example,
students
learn
about
the
various
natural
radiation
dosages
to
which
they
are
exposed
daily,
work
quantitatively
with
authentic
radiation
dosage
units
to
estimate
the
total
...



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This
astronomy
program
is
designed
for
middle
school
children
in
outofschooltime
settings.
The
program
explores
basic
astronomy
concepts
(like
invisible
light,
telescopes)
and
focuses
on
the
universe
outside
the
solar
system
(stars,
galaxies,
black
holes).
By
offering
programming
on
these
topics
outside
of
the
classroom,
where
schedules
are
less
constrained,
Afterschool
Universe
engages
students
...



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