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Archive: NASA’s Eyes on the Earth - What’s up, Satellites?, May 23, 2011 Web Seminar Archive Web Page
Elliptical Orbits

You may think that most objects in space that orbit something else move in circles, but that isn't the case. Although some objects follow circular orbits, most orbits are shaped more like "stretched out" circles or ovals.

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Exploring the Enviroment

weather or Not?

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Eyes on the Earth 3D

More than a dozen NASA satellites constantly monitor our planets vital signs.

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Missions

The National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 (Space Act) established NASA as an aerospace research and development agency that sponsors and conducts flight missions to obtain data in furtherance of its objectives. In NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD), flight missions range from suborbital projects—including balloons, sounding rockets, and airplanes—to interplanetary probes and flagship observatories. All investigations and missions selected and flown must respond to Agency goals and str

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NASA Educators Online Network

NEON is a professional learning community, open to elementary teachers, STEM teachers, future elementary and STEM teachers, scientists, engineers, and other professionals who want to support STEM teachers in their important work.

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NASA Explorer Schools

Virtual Campus

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NASA Teaching Materials

NASA Explorer Schools provides full support for a growing list of NASA education products designed to excite and inspire students in grades 4-12 by involving them in authentic NASA problems, often using NASA data. Currently, NES will be offering twenty classroom activities and lessons (10 middle school, 10 high school) built around NASA’s unique missions.

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NASAs_Eyes_on_the_Earth_-_Whats_up_Satellites.ppt

May 23, 2011, Web Seminar PowerPoint Presentation

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Near Earth Object Program

Enter the designation or name of any asteroid or comet, and a 3D orbit visualization tool will appear for that object. Make sure you have Java enabled on your browser. You can also select from the list of Potentially Hazardous Asteroids provided below.

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Orbit Shapes Interactive Animation

Orbits are ellipses. An ellipse can be like a circle, or it can be long and skinny. Mathematicians and astronomers use the term "eccentricity" to describe the shape of an orbit.

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Perihelion and Aphelion

All of the planets in our Solar System move around the Sun in elliptical orbits.

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