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Article of the month: April 2014
The Power of the Sun's Engines
Here's something to think about: One second of the sun's emissions could power all the world's energy needs for over 700,000 years. Learn more about the sun's power as Ethan Siegel puts this staggering amount of energy into perspective 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.