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Asteroid: Mission Extreme

Explore the far reaches of space using asteroids as stepping stones

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Asteroid: Mission Extreme takes audiences on an epic journey to discover the potential that asteroids present to facilitate manned space travel. Through stunning visuals and state of the art computer graphics, the film will present the fascinating idea, based on real science, that asteroids could be used as stepping stones to other worlds, veritable “way stations” in space enabling us to cross the entire Solar System. 

Use these resources to teach students about space exploration, the solar system, and celestial bodies like asteroids, comets, meteors, and planets.


 

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Discover Space Probes

What are space probes? What do they measure and observe?

Design Your Own Space Probe

What characteristics must a space probe have to measure extreme weather on the planet you choose to investigate?

Build a Magnetometer

How can changes in Earth's magnetic field be monitored and measured? How can those changes provide information about magnetic storms?

Construct a Comet

What is the relationship between comets and solar wind?


Landing a Space Probe or Rover

How do we land a space probe or rover on another planet?

Design a Space Probe

What characteristics must a space probe have to measure extreme weather on the planet you choose to investigate?

Space Probes

What is a space probe? What is its function?

Planetary Size and Distance Comparison

What is the diameter and relative distance from the sun of each planet in our solar system?


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