Chapter 8 - Moon, Stars, and Planets

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Unit D - The Sun and Its Family

Chapter 8 - Moon, Stars, and Planets

Interview Mars, make a Moon flipbook, meet astronomers as you learn more about our solar system and what is in it.

3-D Model of the Big Dipper

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3-D Model of the Big Dipper

In outer space, you might not recognize the Big Dipper. The stars that form this constellation exist in 3-D not 2-D—so the star pattern changes with your viewpoint. Take another look at the Big Dipper.

The Formation of the Solar System

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The Formation of the Solar System

About 4.6 billion years ago, our solar system came into being. This comic strip explains the processes that led to the creation of the planets and the asteroid belt.