Whether you’re looking for interesting facts or tidbits, trying to solve a riddle or puzzle, or just want to know how far or how big, we can help.
Check the Resources page, which puts fun facts at your fingertips. You’ll find information on everything from gravity to the death of stars. Select a topic and start exploring. Be sure to keep an eye open for Fast Facts or Q&A which provide extra details.
Get the latest in space science terms from our Glossary.
If you need to write a report, make a poster, construct a model, create a crossword puzzle or come up with a science project, you’ll find plenty of ideas and facts here.
Select a topic on the Resources page. To begin gathering information, look for a Fast Facts or a Q&A file. Don't miss the Tales of ... readings, which offer more in-depth information. If you download a PDF of a lithographs, you'll get informational text along with a large, colorful image.
News about Hubble’s most recent observations, the James Webb Space Telescope, and more fill the pages of The Star Witness. Find all our stories listed by topic.
First, get your teacher’s approval for an extra credit project. Then let us turn that additional work into fun. Our Online explorations section has interactive activities that let you shoot comets at Jupiter, build a galaxy, and more. When you’re done, write a report, create a quiz, make a puzzle, or design a scavenger hunt using what you’ve learned. You can expand your project with other Amazing Space resources related to your topic.
Explore the History of Science section of the site. Try the activity “Telescopes from the Ground Up” to learn how telescopes have changed the way we view the universe. Use the “Tales of…” reading series to keep up on amazing cosmic events. Explore everything from Martian dust storms to the tale of an exploding star.
Math and science are two sides of the same coin. Use the Online explorations “Hubble Deep Field Academy” and “Galaxy Hunter” to see how statistics help us understand space.
Technology is the nuts and bolts of science. Visit the “Space Telescopes” section to find out how Hubble functions, inside and out. Could you work for NASA? Test yourself by trying to unscramble a Hubble servicing mission in the activity “Mission Mastermind.”
Which of these things is not like the other? Our graphic organizers tell the difference between cosmic objects. Learn what separates a comet from an asteroid, a spiral galaxy from an elliptical, or the Eagle from the Eskimo nebula.
Use a Q&A from our Resources to sharpen your thinking. Memorize the material, and then have a family member or friend quiz you on what you’ve learned. Your partner can read the question aloud and let you supply the answer. You also can do it “Jeopardy” style, letting your friend read off the answer and responding with the question.
Our graphic organizers also make good study guides. Memorize the items that belong in each category, and then identify the category as a friend lists the items aloud. You also can study on your own by covering up the answers with a sheet of paper and quizzing yourself with the questions.
Some of the questions in our Q&A section lend themselves to debate. Are we due for a comet or asteroid strike? Get the facts to support your argument in Q&A: Gravity. Should Pluto be called a planet? Examine the controversy in the Q&A: Our solar system. Which had a greater impact: Galileo’s telescope or the Hubble Space Telescope? Develop your position by reading Q&A: Hubble Space Telescope.
Build your own Hubble Space Telescope model with parts from your local hardware and craft stores. Your model won't be a working telescope, but it will show many of Hubble's important features. Visit HubbleSite for instructions on how to build your own Hand-Held Hubble. Once you're done, submit a picture of yourself and your model, and HubbleSite may post it online.