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Sun-Earth Day 2010: Ancient Mysteries, Future Discoveries

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SCOSTEP (Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics) educational comic books

SCOSTEP (Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics) educational comic books (English, Italian, French and Japanese)

This is a series of educational comic books produced under the supervision and guidance of Prof. Y. Kamide to enhance public understanding of the space environment and its impacts on life and society.

Cindi comic book series

Cindi comic book series (English and Spanish; Grade Level: 6-12)

Learn about the android spacegirl Cindi and her two spacedogs who explain the purpose of the CINDI instruments as part of the C/NOFS mission and the science involved.

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Our Very Own Star the Sun (English: Grade Level: K-4)

This easy-to-read book is designed for students in grades K-4. Read about solar flares and sunspots and why scientists study the sun.

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Auroras! Mysterious Lights in the Sky (English: Grade Level: K-4)

Find out how scientists are able to learn about these beautiful mysterious lights in the sky! This book is available in PDF and FLASH. Museums can also download an interactive kiosk version as well.

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Traditions of the Sun - The Sun-Earth Connection at Chaco Culture National Historical Park Grade Level: 4-6

Visit the park in Chaco canyon, while learning about the Sun and Native American solar practices within a larger historical and cultural context.

NASA Fact

Between May 10-12, 1999, the solar wind nearly vanished, causing Earth's magnetosphere to expand in volume by over 100 times!