Solar System Exploration

Montaje artistico de mundos y objetos en nuestro sistema solar

Do you think we already know everything about our solar system? Think again!

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Comets

Cometa helado NEAT

Did you know that comets may have brought the building blocks of life to our planet?

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Looking Into the Past

Vision artistica del Telescopio Espacial James Webb

NASA plans to use the new James Webb Space Telescope to look at the beginnings of the universe.

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Finding Planets Around Other Stars



    Just as the Earth revolves around the sun, our closest star, other planets might orbit the stars you see in the night sky. Think of all the planets in the universe that may be just the right distance from their star to have life!
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Interviews

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Background Information


    Is our Milky Way galaxy home to other planets the size of Earth? Are Earth-sized planets common or rare? NASA scientists seeking answers to those questions recently revealed their discovery.

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Resources

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Opportunities and Activities

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    Shadows of the Sun -- Sun-Earth Day: 2012  →

    This year's grand Sun-Earth Day celebration is on June 5, 2012, the Transit of Venus! A special webcast with NASA Edge will be transmitted from atop the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The Transit of Venus is among the rarest astronomical phenomena and won't happen again until the year 2017. So prepare now, and search for events in your area or even submit your own event!