What’s Beyond Our Earth?

Horse head nebula

Look up! Way beyond our atmosphere are 11 Planets, nebula, comets, asteroids, galaxies, billions of stars and much much more. What we know, and even what we don't know, about the universe can't be contained in a Space Encyclopedia, which is why astronomers and everyday citizens, like you, keep searching the skies above. Between December 15 and January […]

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Explore Our Nearest Space Neighbor


When you look up into the sky on a clear night, you may not be able to see many stars, but on most nights, you will be able to see the moon. At one quarter of a million miles away, The Moon is the closest object to the Earth in space. How do the Earth and […]

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Blast Off! with Our Winter Learning Challenge for Kids

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Read, Discover and Create over winter vacation as you explore stars, planets and more with our Winter Learning Challenge! Kids through age 13 are invited to participate in the Winter Learning Challenge between December 15, 2014 and January 5, 2015. To complete the challenge: READ (book, magazine or website) for 20 minutes a day for five days […]

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Government Publications Department: What’s Up, Docs?

Roadmap for the Office of Space Science Origins Theme
Source: NASA 2003

When you think about government documents, what comes to mind? Of course, students and researchers peruse the vast array of Senate and House reports or pore over the current and archived census data. The scope of Federal documents actually covers a much wider range of topics.                   […]

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