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Solar System Formation Webquest For Science Spitzer space

Solar System Formation Webquest For Science Spitzer space


A webquest with links and accompanying questions to learn how our solar system formed. Comes with room for students to write their answers.

Planets and Disks

A mosaic by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope of the Cepheus C and Cepheus B regions

This infrared view of the butterfly-shaped W40 nebula, a star-forming cloud of gas and dust 1,400 light-years from Earth, was captured by the Spitzer Space ...

Our Solar System Formed From The Cumulative Ashes Of Countless Stars, Not One Supernova

Spacecraft in space.

Steamy Solar System

The stellar evolution of stars

TRAPPIST-1 is older than our Solar System

Scientists discover chunk of distant planet that could offer glimpse into future of our Solar System

NASA news: Spitzer Space Telescope mission

NASA's Spitzer Detects Comet Storm in Nearby Solar System

15 Years in Space for Spitzer Space Telescope

The Cats Paw Nebula, imaged here by NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope, is a star

Scientist sees evidence of planet formation in narrow rings of other solar systems

This artist's conception illustrates a storm of comets around a star near our own, called

HITTING THE GAS 'Oumuamua had its foot on the accelerator as it left the solar system. Some astronomers think the object was spewing jets of gas, ...

The Solar System and Beyond is Awash in Water

NASA's Spitzer Spots Planet Deep Within Our Galaxy

Most Distant Object in Solar System Discovered

This deep-field view of the sky was taken by NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes and is dominated by galaxies — including some very faint, ...

How Was the Solar System Formed? – The Nebular Hypothesis

Precise measurements of the expansion of the Universe by NASA's infrared Observatory Spitzer.

Spitzer space telescope images merging, swirling galaxies.

The Antennae galaxies, located about 62 million light years from Earth, are shown in

Spitzer Space Telescope

'Super-Jupiter' exoplanet outside solar system observed in WORLD FIRST

Artist's impression showing Planet Nine causing other planets in the solar system to be hurled into

A mosaic by NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope of the Cepheus C and Cepheus B regions.

The system has been revealed through observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope ...

... scientists pointed NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope toward the object known as 'Oumuamua — the first known interstellar object to visit our solar system.

aliens asteroids

An artist's rendering of 'Oumuamua, a visitor from outside the solar system. Astronomers used the IRAC camera on the Spitzer Space Telescope to set a limit ...

Nearby solar system much like ours

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has identified two huge “hypergiant” stars circled by monstrous disks of what might be planet-forming dust.

EXCLUSIVE: First Confirmed Picture of a Planet Beyond the Solar System

Image: Here we see the spectacular cosmic pairing of the star Hen 2-427 — more commonly known as WR 124 — and the nebula M1-67 which surrounds it.

Artist view of a newborn giant planet. A young planet the size of Jupiter in

Spitzer Space Telescope (infrared) Image of the Crab Nebula

Uranus - Planet Worksheet 7: fill in this fact sheet about the planet Information:

An artist's illustration of a possible ninth planet in our solar system, hovering at the

More than 800,000 frames from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope were stitched together to create this infrared portrait of dust and stars radiating in the ...

With Ultima Thule Flyby, NASA Probe Helps Unlock Secrets of Planetary Formation

9 – Solar system smashups

Spitzer Telescope Article, Infrared Observatory Information, Cosmic Facts -- National Geographic

This artistic rendering shows the distant view from Planet Nine back towards the sun. The

NASA Solar System

Earth - Planet Worksheet 3: fill in this fact sheet about the planet Information:

The "Wing" of the Small Magellanic Cloud - A decade of incredible photos from Spitzer Space Telescope - Pictures - CBS News

Scientists think there is a hidden planet (Image: GETTY)

This diagram compares the orbits of the newly-discovered planets around the faint red star TRAPPIST-1 with the Galilean moons of Jupiter and the inner Solar ...

Beyond Pluto: The Hunt for a Massive Planet X

"Milky Way's Most Distant Planet to the First Quasars" --15 Epic Discoveries of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope | The Daily Galaxy

Solar System Soup Recipe

At over four meters tall and about two meters in diameter, Spitzer dwarfs technicians at Lockheed-Martin who are testing it before launch (right).

The visible-light (left) and infrared (right) views of the Trifid Nebula, a giant star-forming cloud of gas and dust located 5,400 light-years (1,700 pc) ...

Some of the atoms and molecules found in space in the Magellanic cloud, as imaged

Nebula gas and dust disk

Science news: new planet forming on photo

Nikole Lewis, astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, announces the discovery


This image taken by the Spitzer telescope captured this region called W5 (6,500 light years away), where all stages of star creation can be seen.

Students experiment creating a basic refracting telescope and a reflecting telescope without a case. This

Sun and the Planets

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NASA's Spitzer Captures Stellar Family Portrait

The Sun's atmosphere can fling out streams of high-energy particles called solar flares.

Both the Sun and the nearby star Epsilon Eridani host asteroids (brown), comets

Statistics Table - NASA Spitzer Space Telescope This chart shows, on the top row, artist concepts of the seven planets of with their orbital periods, ...

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope captured this image of the Large Magellanic Cloud

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Extraterrestrial rock found in Egypt looks like nothing found in our solar system before, scientists say

birth of the solar system

Exoplanets: Worlds Beyond Our Solar System

The formation of solar systems: The primordial cloud of gas and dust begins to collapse under its own gravity. The cloud fragments and each piece continue ...

NASA Finds a Large Amount of Water in an Exoplanet's Atmosphere - NASA Spitzer Space Telescope

This was matte painting in the good old days. I painted a 3 foot model of the planet Jupiter for a German FX company. I used Gauche which was great beca.

Cutaway drawing of the Spitzer space telescope (Image: NASA)

... and young association members. Typical errors in age are less than 0.5 dex, while typical errors in distance are less than 10% for stars within 50 pc, ...

Science & Innovation

WebQuest: Space Exploration / The Future: Link1: Big Bang Theory (2.5 min): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqy_5Pfidd0

Artist's concept of the Psyche spacecraft

Olivine star: An infrared light image produced by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. An arrow points to the embryonic star, named HOPS-68, where the olivine ...

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A pair of infrared images of L1527: On the right is an image from the

Caption: Spitzer Space Telescope shows that the M51 spiral galaxy is rich in dust, and actively forming new stars, while its blue companion galaxy hosts an ...

Most Distant Dwarf Planet, Object V774104

Two of the most recognizable symbols of science are the telescope and the microscope. Everyone, whether interested in astronomy or not, has heard of the

HD 80606b Light Curve