How big is space.ppt

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How big is space.ppt

  1. 1. How big is space? How far away is it all?
  2. 2. What we are going to cover today <ul><li>How far away is the moon? </li></ul><ul><li>What does the solar system look like? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the orbits of the planets? </li></ul><ul><li>What are comets and asteroids? </li></ul>
  3. 3. If you could drive straight up in a car at 60 miles per hour; How long would it take to get to the moon?
  4. 4. The answer <ul><li>Distance to the moon = 233794 miles </li></ul><ul><li>Speed = 60 mph </li></ul><ul><li>Number of hours needed = 3896.5 hours </li></ul><ul><li>Days = 162 </li></ul>About half a year Modern Space shuttle – 13.5 hours Light – 1.2 seconds
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Stellarium What can we see from Earth? The best way to learn about space is to look into the sky
  7. 7. Celestia The planet tour
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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

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