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Images of Space

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NASA Images

NASA's image library consolidates imagery spread across 60 collections into one searchable location.

Students can embed content in their own sites and choose from multiple resolutions, including the original size, to download.

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

In addition to the main image site, NASA has additional areas dedicated to specific topics.

For Astronomy buffs, NASA posts each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

How scientists colorize photos of space

The Hubble Space Telescope (and most telescopes) only takes photos in black and white. To make those beautiful space photos like the ones here, scientists add the color later using a technique first developed around the turn of the 20th century. It allows us to see behind dust clouds and view how stars are created.

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Space.com Skywatching

Space.com presents current photos of the cosmos and encourages students to learn more about the images. More photos and videos can be found on their home page and the rest of the site.

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National Air and Space Museum - Image Collections

The National Air and Space Museum hosts a searchable library of digital images and video. Images include Museum events and behind-the-scenes activities, historic photos, and pictures of artifacts captured by their staff photographers.

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National Air and Space Museum

Exhibits at the National Air and Space Museum web site are altered to match a spotlight in the real museum.

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30 Breathtaking Examples of Night Sky Photography

The night sky is an awe-inspiring. With light pollution, most students never see the night sky as it really is. That's unfortunate because the night sky is amazingly beautiful.

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How to shoot the stars with your smartphone

Humans have always been fascinated by the night sky. And they've wanted to share that experience. Traditionally, such photographic equipment has been out of reach for the common man – or teacher. But fortunately, progress and innovation in smartphone lenses have now enabled shooting the Milky Way right from your phone!

It takes time, patience, knowledge, and maybe some post-processing before you can lay your hands on a respectable picture of the space. But the costs are now down to a good smartphone (like the one you or your students may already have), a cheap pocket tripod, and a free or inexpensive app. Here are some tips that will help you.

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Google Sky

Google Sky, using the same interface as Google Maps, provides an exciting way to browse and explore the universe. You can find the positions of the planets and constellations on the sky and even watching the birth of distant galaxies as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Classifying Galaxies

Classifying Galaxies demonstrates how scientists classify galaxies for identification and function. It comes complete with a lesson plan!

Pictures can sometimes fire the imagination better than a hundred lectures. Print out pictures and decorate the classroom for National Space Day.

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 •  Airplanes
 •  Making The Video
 •  Art Sites
 •  Remote-Sensing Investigations
 •  Mountains, Glaciers, and Canyons
 •  Historical Quests

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