Solar System-Interactive Science Notebook foldables
A FAVORITE in my classroom ! This Solar System foldable will help your students memorize 6 definitions (asteroid, constellation, comet, galaxy, meteor, star).This resource is PERFECT for VISUAL LEARNERS and may be used with grades 4-6. Whole group, small groups or individual instruction.
The Lyrid Meteor Shower, observed for more than 2,000 years when the planet makes its annual passage through the dust stream of long-period Comet Thatcher. A grain of that comet's dust is swept up in this image from the early hours of April 21, 2015, the meteor's brilliant streak crosses the central region of the Milky Way. Its trail points back toward the constellation Lyra. The yellowish hue of giant star Antares shines to the above of the Milky Way's bulge. At the top is bright planet…
More Evidence That Comets May Have Brought Life to Earth - Universe Today
The idea of panspermia — that life on Earth originated from comets or asteroids bombarding our planet — is not new. But new research may have given the theory a boost. Scientists from Japan say their experiments show that early comet impacts could have caused amino acids to change into peptides, becoming the first building … Continue reading "More Evidence That Comets May Have Brought Life to Earth"
Hubble Telescope Photographs Potential 'Comet of the Century'
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has snapped some stunning photos of Comet ISON, which could become one of the brightest comets ever seen this fall.
Will Comet ISON Dazzle our Skies? An Expert Weighs In - Universe Today
Comets are the big “question marks” of observational astronomy. Some, such as Comet Hyakutake and the Great Daylight Comet of 1910 present themselves seemingly without warning and put on memorable displays. Others, such as the infamous Comet Kohoutek or Comet Elenin, fizzle and fail to perform up to expectations after a much anticipated round of media … Continue reading "Will Comet ISON Dazzle our Skies? An Expert Weighs In"
A New View of Comet ISON - Universe Today
Update: Here’s a brand new image of Comet C/2012 S1 ISON, as seen on May 2, 2013 by Ernesto Guido and Nick Howes of the Remanzacco Observatory (their image from May 1, which we featured earlier, is below.) For this latest image, they used the 2-meter Ritchey-Chretien Liverpool Telescope. Via Facebook, Howes said they have … Continue reading "A New View of Comet ISON"