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NASA's Kepler mission has discovered more than 100 confirmed planets orbiting distant stars. Planets with a known size and orbit are shown below, including five planets orbiting Kepler 62, announced on April 18
Interactive visualization, 3-D environment full of real NASA mission data. Explore the cosmos from your computer. Hop on an asteroid. Fly with NASA's Voyager spacecraft. See the entire solar system moving in real time. It's up to you. You control space and time
In 1816, Europe and North America were plagued by heavy rains, odd-colored snow, famines, strange fogs and very cold weather well into June. Though many people believed it to be the apocalypse, this "year without a summer" was actually the result of a supervolcano eruption that happened one year...
A short 3-minute video highlightinh the impact of climate change around the world.
Learn about mountains, how tall they can get, and about the tallest muntains in the solar system.
For those who live on or near mountains, a change of climate can be just a short walk away. That's because mountains create their own microclimates: areas in which the climate differs from the prevailing climate. See how the movement of air creates different microclimates on a mountain
What makes for an effective earthquake early warning system? With seismic data alone, we cannot determine the magnitude and rupture area of great earthquakes as quickly and effectively as we can with the addition of GPS data. In this animation, we see why Japan's earthquake early warning system...
The International Space Station Expedition 30 crew shot some truly awe-inspiring time-lapse sequences flying over practically every square mile of the globe.
Plate tectonics is the unifying theory of Earth science and explains many of the major features of how our planet operates. It accounts for Earth's history including the distribution of life and past climate change.
GSA explains why a career in the earth sciences is important.
Watch this short YouTube to learn how greenhouse gases actually work.
An early continental drift model proposed that mantle convection can produce continental movement and new plate formation.
This fun Java applet shows how altitude at different ball parks impact the distance a batted fly ball travels. Pick from a variety of cities from a variety of altitudes. To see the animation, set the speed of the ball leaving the bat and the angle, in degrees, of the ball leaving the bat....
What are earthquakes? Get a new perspective on these powerful phenomena with this collection of videos and infographics co-presented by the California Academy of Sciences and KQED. You'll learn why earthquakes happen, how they've shaped the Bay Area, and what you can do to prepare for the next...
This short video tells the "story behind the scenery" covering both the geology and geoheritage - how the midcontinental rift gave rise to Lake Superior that is the basis of the area's water-based history and economy, the copper deposits that shaped the region's settlement and growth, and today'...
Reconstructing past continental plate movements reveals the island of Spitsbergen was tropical 500 million years ago.
Interactive video on weather patterns. Considers such features as air temperature, clouds, fronts, and thunderstorms.
The immense swell of a tsunami can grow up to 100 feet, hitting speeds over 500 mph -- a treacherous combination for anyone or anything in its path. Alex Gendler details the causes of these towering terrors and explains how scientists are seeking to reduce their destruction in the future.
In her final days as Commander of the International Space Station, Sunita Williams of NASA recorded an extensive tour of the orbital laboratory and downlinked the video on Nov. 18, just hours before she, cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and Flight Engineer Aki Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace...
Carbon dioxide plays a significant role in trapping heat in Earth's atmosphere. The gas is released from human activities like burning fossil fuels, and the concentration of carbon dioxide moves and changes through the seasons. Using observations from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2)...
The graph on the right side which always shows 400,000 years of temperature anomalies from modern times, derived from the Vostok Ice Core sample. As the three main elements of Earth orbit changes are enabled (see Checkboxes, below), a magenta-colored line plot is made which combines the simple...
Shelley Olds presents an introduction to using the UNAVCO Velocity Viewer. Check out how to engage students using this tool to explore ground motion and earthquakes!
The Earth is 4.6 billion years old -- but how can humans relate to a number so colossal, and where do we fit on the geologic timeline? Comparing the Earth's lifetime to one calendar year, events like the extinction of dinosaurs and Columbus setting sail took place relatively recently. Joshua M....
Do you know a child who likes puzzles? Check out the Put It Together game to solve puzzles of NASA images. Choose from four different levels of difficulty.
A day in the life of a Geologist at ConocoPhillips.
The brilliant flash of an exploding star's shockwave -- what astronomers call the "shock breakout" -- is illustrated in this cartoon animation. The animation begins with a view of a red supergiant star that is 500 times bigger and 20,000 times brighter than our sun. When the star's internal...
A fascinating look at how a little girl walking in the sand of the African desert could cause a hurricane 4000 miles away in the USA. Great video from BBC show, the Science of Superstorms. Contains some scenes that viewers may find upsetting.
This DragonflyTV segment demonstrates how sedimentation forms, how rivers shape the surface of the earth, how rivers are formed, and how they differ from other bodies of water.
On this site, you can visually see the difference between El Nono and La Nina by playing a short video animation.
Animations on several topics including: force and motion, cosmic zoom, cosmic rays, kinetic energy, lunar phases, night sky, our atmosphere, refraction, seasons, seismic waves, stars, sun, and tides.
Satellite images from NASA show how the Earth's surface changes over time due to climate change and natural hazards.
There's a game of Tetris happening on a global scale: The playing space is planet Earth, and all those pesky, stacking blocks represent carbon dioxide -- a greenhouse gas that is piling up ever more rapidly as we burn the fossil fuels that run our cars, factories and power plants. Joss Fong...
This Tidal Bulge Simulator shows how the sun, moon, and Earth's rotation combine to create tides.
In one day mushrooms can catapult billions of tiny spores into the air and not only do these spores help seed baby fungi, they also help seed clouds. Watch this video to learn about why mushrooms are an important factor for the development of clouds.
From hot towers to phytoplankton blooms, NASA's cutting-edge hurricane research has been revealing never-before-seen aspects of these giant storms for over a decade. The past three years have seen great progress in the areas of intensity monitoring and 3-D modeling of hurricanes. In 2006,...
What caused the April 25, 2015 Nepal earthquake? Check out this video from IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology) to learn more. Be sure to look for the GPS data provided by UNAVCO!
The Damndest, Finest Ruins examines the 1906 earthquake and fire, which burned for three days. With restored silent film footage, rare archival photographs, and the remastered voice of Enrico Caruso, it challenges the official story of what happened on those terrible days.
African rift valleys were formed by the separation of tectonic plates. Water flows down to the valley floors, creating rivers and lakes.
Learn about Dan's education and path to a geoscience career. Dan received a BS degree in Geology. He has worked around the world to explore and improve the recovery of Earth's natural resources. He is currently a consultant in the mining and metals industry, with expertise in operations and...
This video scrolls through different sizes found in the observable universe.
This visualization of the Bubble Nebula begina with a ground-based view that encompasses the glowing cloud. The high-energy light from one of the massive O star, BD +60o2522, is responsible for ionization.
In this lesson, students will have an opportunity to take a virtual tour around a ground-based operation and an offshore drilling site whereby they can become familiar with how oil is extracted and processed.
Watch this video and learn how clouds are created and cool facts about them.
Flash animations and simulations for astronomy education. Topics include seasons, moon phases, coordinate systems, light, and more.
Emily Morgan, author of Next Time You See the Moon, takes you through the phases of the Moon in a demonstration that will be easy to replicate in your own classroom.
Open your imagination with astronomer and author Jeffrey Bennet as he gives a reading of his book Max Goes to the Moon, the science adventure story which has also travelled into space and read out loud by astronaut Alvin Drew on Discovery's final flight at the inaugural X-STEM Symposium in...
Important science ideas for all young students. Dr. George Mehler and Jared Hottenstein invite you to bring fun science demonstrations to your students and children. We add new videos each month on subjects including physical science, earth and space science, life science, and science in...
Preliminary computer simulation of the landslide that occurred on March 22, 2014 along State Route 530 near Oso, Washington. Credit: David L. George and Richard M. Iverson, US Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory.
From Discovery Channel's series "Time Warp" where MIT scientist and teacher Jeff Lieberman and digital-imaging expert Matt Kearney use the latest in high-speed photography to turn never-before-seen wonders into an experience of beauty and learning.
From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be in the current political climate. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to...
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