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History Is Made Today As Dawn Arrives At Ceres

It’s official – NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has arrived at the dwarf planet Ceres! Today, March 6 2015, at 7:39 a.m. EST (12:39 UTC) Dawn was captured by Ceres’ gravity at a distance of 38,000 miles (61,155 km).  238 more words


Copper Moon over a Copper Mine

A coppery Moon rises over the Santa Rita Copper Mine. 

The March 5 Full Moon was the smallest Full Moon of 2015, the “apogee” Moon. Or call it the March mini-Moon. 245 more words

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Dawn eases into orbit around Ceres

When NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is captured into orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres on Friday, March 6, there will be no fanfare in mission control. In fact, the spacecraft won’t even be in radio contact. 1,266 more words

Planet Earth

Objective:  Children gain awareness and appreciation for our Earth.


  • Find drawings or pictures books, magazines or old calendars of the Earth.
  • Maps and/or globe.
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The Solar System Accumulated Media & Introductions

The Solar System

Accumulated Media & Introductions

Grade Level 9

By: Chrŷssànthà Thomas-Ostrowski

April, 2011

Western Governors University

The objective of this lesson is to teach grade level 9 about the solar system, and our unique place in the universe utilizing multiple media. 991 more words