All photos: courtesy of AMNH, David Hurst Thomas, and Lori Pendleton; Illustrations: Eric Hamilton
Solve this cartoon mystery to see how archaeologists found a lost Spanish mission.
Photos: site excavation: courtesy of Chuck Spencer; Oaxaca, Mexico: courtesy of Christina Elson; pottery shards: courtesy of AMNH; bracelet: courtesy of AMNH
Test your knowledge in this quiz about what it takes to dig up the past.
Photos: pottery: courtesy of AMNH; artifacts: courtesy of AMNH; monument: courtesy of Christina Elson; woman working: courtesy of AMNH; excavation site: courtesy of Chuck Spencer; building remains: courtesy of Chuck Spencer; Building excavation: courtesy Christina Elson; pottery pieces: courtesy of Christina Elson; grid: courtesy of Chuck Spencer; Jaguar urn: courtesy of AMNH; New World pottery: courtesy of Christina Elson; Illustrations: broken pottery drawing: Christina Elson
See how artifacts and ruins give us glimpses of what life was like long ago.
Photos: Choice A: courtesy of JPL/Caltech and NASA; Choice B: courtesy of R. Williams, the HDF Team (STScI); and NASA; Choice C: courtesy of B. Whitmore (STScI); F. Schweizer (DTM); and NASA; Choice D: courtesy of L. Ferrarese (Johns Hopkins University) and NASA; Choice E: courtesy of HST, WFPC 2, Jeff Hester and NASA; Choice F: courtesy of Bruce Balick (U. Washington); Vincent Icke (Leiden U. of the Netherlands); Choice G: courtesy of NASA, Voyager 2; Choice H: AURA/NOAO/NSF
Match these awesome images from the Hubble Space Telescope with their descriptions.
Illustrations: Eric Hamilton
Size up the planets with a model scavenger hunt.
Photos: The Big Bang: Gas: courtesy of Neil de Grasse Tyson; Neil today: courtesy of Denis Finnin, AMNH; Illustrations: Create your own Timeline: Daryl Collins
What we know, and don't know, about what started it all.
Photos: Q3a: courtesy of MOC Team and NASA, Mars Global Surveyor; Q2, 3b, 3c, 5, 7: courtesy of NASA; Q4: courtesy of Robert Williams and the Hubble Deep Field Team (STScI) and NASA; Q6: courtesy of Photo Researchers; Q8: courtesy of NASA/JPL/CALTECH; Q10: courtesy of ESA/STScI, Dr. Christopher Burrows and NASA, Hubble Space Telescope
How much do you really know about our place in space? Take this quiz to find out!
Photos: Spiral galaxy (M100, A Grand Design): courtesy of APOD and NASA; Astronomy: courtesy of the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA); Dr. Raghvendra Sahai (JPL); Dr. Arsen R. Hajian (USNO) and NASA; Our Solar System: courtesy of Bill Arnett, Nine Planets; Newborn stars in the Orion Nebula: courtesy of N.A. Sharp (REU Program) /AURA/NOAO/NSF; Sun: courtesy of EIT Consortium/NSSDC and NASA, SOHO; A large cluster of stars: courtesy of AURA/ESA/Goddard Space Flight Center, STScI and NASA, Hubble Space Telecope; Hubble Space Telescope: courtesy of STScI/AURA and NASA; Hubble Telescope view of deep space: courtesy of R. Williams, the HDF team (STScI) and NASA; 13,000,000,000 years old: courtesy of Chris Van Dunsen, AMNH and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 1999; Eagle Nubula (a star nursery): courtesy of J. Hester and P. Scowen (Az. State University) and NASA; Colliding Galaxies: courtesy of B. Whitmore (STScI, F. Schweizer (DTM) and NASA; Illustrations: Daryl Collins
Astronomy is a BIG subject. We've brought learning about it down to size with this look at the big ideas you need to know.
Photos: Neil at 12 with Dad: courtesy of Neil de Grasse Tyson; Neil today: courtesy of Denis Finnin, AMNH; Illustrations: Jim Paillot
Tips for beginning stargazers.
Photos: Introductory page: rosy periwinkle: courtesy of James A. Manhart shell: courtesy of Steve Thurston, AMNH; Creatures of the Reefs: photos of Paula Mikkelsen and Dan Brumbaugh: courtesy of Discovery Channel Online shell photos: courtesy of Steve Thurston, AMNH; Magnificent Madagascar: Chris Raxworthy (top): AMNH Chris Raxworthy (middle): courtesy of Chris Raxworthy Mimic-ants: courtesy of Discovery Channel Online; Chasing Spiders Down Under: photos of Valdimir Ovtsharenko: courtesy of Discovery Channel Online; Illustrations: Creatures of the Reefs: Steve Thurston; Magnificent Madagascar, Chasing Spiders Down Under: Barrett Klein
See how an arachnologist studies these eight-legged creatures in Austrailia.