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  • How big is space? How far away is it all?
  • What we are going to cover today
    • How far away is the moon?
    • What does the solar system look like?
    • What are the orbits of the planets?
    • What are comets and asteroids?
  • If you could drive straight up in a car at 60 miles per hour; How long would it take to get to the moon?
  • The answer
    • Distance to the moon = 233794 miles
    • Speed = 60 mph
    • Number of hours needed = 3896.5 hours
    • Days = 162
    About half a year Modern Space shuttle – 13.5 hours Light – 1.2 seconds
  • How far are the other planets http://janus.astro.umd.edu/astro/distance/ Lets try and get some perspective on the rest of the universe
  • Stellarium What can we see from Earth? The best way to learn about space is to look into the sky
  • Celestia The planet tour
  • Design a travel brochure for your planet Really sell the features of your planet to try and get as many holiday makers as possible Dazzling pictures exciting adventures
  • What do orbits look like Planets and asteroid and comets http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/orbits/ Deep impact http://janus.astro.umd.edu/AW/awtools.html#orbits
  • What are the chance of being struck by a meteor/ comet Watch the end of deep impact Write a description of the end of the Earth by asteroid