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Grades 9-12 (Ages 14-17)

Resources

The universe seems to be pervaded with a previously unknown, and still unexplain

Dark Energy May 21, 2010

In galaxy cluster CL0024+1654, each yellow dot is a galaxy.

Dark Matter May 21, 2010

Cosmology

The Whole Universe May 21, 2010

Radio Programs

To the Future! Traveling into the future February 18, 2016

Back in Time You just can’t go back February 17, 2016

R Sculptoris Stirring up a stellar bubble December 11, 2015

Catching Neutrinos Tiny particles that change flavors January 27, 2015

Cold Dark Matter Getting cold to catch dark matter January 26, 2015

Soudan Laboratory Digging deep for dark matter January 25, 2015

Featured Images

Simulation of the early universe

Tangled Web May 10, 2014

Technicians replace equipment for HETDEX at McDonald Observatory

On (and Off) Track November 4, 2013

Hubble image of a galaxy cluster and the deduced location of its dark matter

Dark Universe August 5, 2013

The Standard Model

Building Blocks June 27, 2013

Pyramid of the Old Kingdom pharaoh Khafre and the Sphinx

Inside Job April 30, 2013

Artist's concept of the Milky Way galaxy and its dark matter halo

Illuminating the Darkness February 9, 2013

Without Einstein's theories of relativity, GPS wouldn't work

Where Am I? May 8, 2012

Hubble Space Telescope view of Cat's Eye Nebula, a planetary nebula

Blowing Bubbles March 13, 2012

Newborn stars in the Orion Nebula

Bright Babies March 1, 2012

Orion, the hunter, including his faint shield

Shielding the Hunter February 17, 2012

The Carina Nebula, a massive stellar nursery

Star Factory February 13, 2012

New Heavyweight Champion February 6, 2012

Infrared view of the spiral galaxy IC 342

Tangled Galaxy January 22, 2012

Artist's concept of a dark storm on the brown dwarf 2MASS 2139

Stormy Skies January 11, 2012

The Saturn Nebula, NGC 7009, as seen by Hubble Space Telescope

Saturn Simulacrum November 13, 2011

Radio image of the Antenna galaxies

Boundless Starbirth October 5, 2011

Stars and gas swirl around the black hole at the center of the Milky Way

Swirling Center September 27, 2011

Messenger view of the surface of Mercury, June 2011

Hello, Sunshine July 2, 2011

Illustration showing the Great Comet of 1861

Great Comet June 30, 2011

The path of asteroid 2011 MD as it passes Earth, June 2011

Close Call June 25, 2011

Phobos, one of the moons of Mars, passes by the planet Jupiter.

Out of Order June 20, 2011

NGC 3758, a system of two merging galaxies

Double Trouble June 11, 2011

X-ray view of the Carina Nebula, a stellar nursery 7,500 light-years from Earth

Star Factory May 26, 2011

M8, the Lagoon Nebula, is a vast stellar nurseary

Stellar Canvas May 6, 2011

Hobby-Eberly Telescope at McDonald Observatory

Searching the Darkness October 15, 2010

Cosmic Bullets July 20, 2010