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Article of the month: July 2014

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LL Orionis and its heliosphere interacting with interstellar gas and plasma near the edge of the Orion Nebula (M42). Image Credit: Hubble Heritage Team (AURA / STScI), C. R. O'Dell (Vanderbilt), and NASA.



The Invisible Shield of our Sun

Voyager 1 famously entered interstellar space back in the summer of 2012. In doing so, it left behind the protection of our Sun—a mighty shield called the heliosphere. What is the heliosphere, how is it created, and what does it shield our solar system from? Find out the answers to all these questions and more in this month's column!










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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.

Make your own 2-D Flying Nanosat!

Make a Robo-Puzzle . . . Then Just Try to Solve It!



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