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ASTROPHYSICS

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Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson  - "As a native of Metropolis, I was delighted to help Superman, who has done so much for my city over all these years. And it's clear that if he weren't a superhero he would have made quite an astrophysicist."

Finding KRYPTON

The red dwarf star designated for having the ability to support a Krypton-like planet is located in the constellation Corvus 27.1 light years from Earth. The star, designated LHS 2520, possesses a red, highly turbulent surface, somewhat cooler and smaller than the Sun. To find it in the night's sky, amateur astronomers and Superman fans can follow these coordinates:
J2000
Right Ascension: 12 hours 10 minutes 5.77 seconds
Declination: -15 degrees 4 minutes 17.9 seconds
Proper Motion: 0.76 arcseconds per year, along 172.94 degrees from due north

  LOTS of QUESTIONS???

What is the Hayden Planetarium about? Can I look at the night sky with my own telescope? How do telescopes work?  If I was Superwoman could I find a home planet for myself? Here are some of the websites I researched.
The Hayden Planetarium is excellent images and resource which can be downloaded, educators guides, new discoveries. How Telescopes Work From How Stuff Works - great explanation - great info to explore

VOYAGER Missions

The Voyager program is an ongoing American scientific program that employs two robotic interstellar probes, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2. They were launched in 1977 to take advantage of a favorable alignment of Jupiter and Saturn, to fly near them while collecting data for transmission back to Earth. When I last looked NASA's Voyager 1 was approximately 22 billion KM and Voyager 2 was approximately 19 billion KM from Earth.
This is an amazing site with great images and videos. It also gives details of the contents of the "Golden Record. What is that? Go here and find out.

The SPACE Place

ScaleofUniverse

NASA's The Space Place
Launched in 1998, NASA Space Place's mission is to inspire and enrich upper-elementary-aged kids' learning of space and Earth science online through fun games, hands-on activities, informative articles and engaging short videos.

With resources for parents and teachers, NASA Space Place has something for everyone.

Infographic - TRAVELS in Time & Space

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Great site with graphical representation of Human Space flight travels in time and space, by country, astronaut, duration in space and even Time dilation. Check it out Here

The Scale of the UNIVERSE

ScaleofUniverse

Scale of the Universe This is powerful interactive on the size of the Universe, the things within it and the speed of light. Some very big numbers here. Just a lovely resource.
There is also a Scale of the Universe App you can download.

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