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This article explains how coding played a role in creating the first 3D visual representation of data collected by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory of a supernova remnant from a star that exploded over 400 years ago: Cassiopeia A. See Related &... (View More)

Create a 3D model of the Chandra spacecraft. Note: requires a 3D printer.

Keywords: 3D printing
Audience: Informal education

This is a paper model of the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) satellite.

This is a make-it-yourself planisphere designed to show where Kepler is pointing. Learners can use it to locate exoplanets around stars in the night sky. It comes with two wheels: one with coordinate grid for plotting additional exoplanet stars and... (View More)

Epo's Chronicles is a weekly Web comic series which takes place in the distant future. It is about a sentient spaceship called Epo, and its humanoid companion, Alkina, who explore the universe and try to discover their origins. The comic follows a... (View More)

Audience: Elementary school, Informal education
Materials Cost: Free

This activity introduces the electromagnetic spectrum. A riddle is proposed and users stroll through an imaginary amusement park to identify the object being described. During the journey, they discover the different types of electromagnetic energy... (View More)

Audience: Informal education

This is a PDF guide on how to use ImageJ image processing software to understand and manipulate astronomical images. The guide begins with instructions on how to download ImageJ, plus some additional astronomy-related plugins, followed by directions... (View More)

Audience: Informal education

This guide provides instructions on how to make color pictures using images downloaded from the WISE archive. An overview of what digital images and FITS files are is followed by a discussion on the basic process of how gray scale images are... (View More)

This website provides instructions on how to find and download images directly from the WISE archive. With a computer and Internet connection, users can access high-resolution, infrared images from the WISE mission. Instructions are provided to... (View More)

This lithograph contains a photograph of the airborne observatory in flight and provides reference information regarding SOFIA's Mission, the telescope, and observatory operations.

Audience: Informal education
Materials Cost: Free
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