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Article of the month: May 2013
Don't miss the rare sight late this month of three bright planets in a tight triangle near the Sun. Not only will they be in conjunction, they will be on the far side of the Sun, thus very well lit from our perspective.
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Play and learn
Simple and fun learning activities to share with children.
Clues from Ancient Light—With the GALEX space telescope, astronomers know the age of a source's light by its degree of red shift. In this learning-by-analogy activity, kids arrange pictures of familiar objects by judging which is older.
Paint by Pixels—Make a picture using a technique similar to that used by many NASA spacecraft to record and send pictures back to Earth.