Visions of the Future Imagination is our window into the future. At NASA/JPL we strive to be bold in advancing the edge of possibility so that someday, with the help of new generations of innovators and explorers, these visions of the future can become a reality. As you look through these images of imaginative travel destinations, remember that you can be an architect of the future. Kids' Club Skip to main content NASA Kids Club › Text Only Site The Earth and Beyond Welcome to The Earth and Beyond Hello, my name is Tim O'Brien. I'm an astronomer working at The University of Manchester's Jodrell Bank Observatory. As an astronomer my job is to try and understand how the universe works and my main interest is why some stars explode - more about this later!
The Four Seasons Purpose To understand that it is the tilt of earth’s axis that causes the seasons. Context From their earth studies in grades 3 through 5, students have learned about earth itself and earth in relation to the sun. Students should understand that earth is on an axis and rotates (resulting in night and day) and that earth takes about a year to orbit the sun. The most stunning images of Earth ever taken from the International Space Station Indian Ocean Maldives Pacific Ocean Hawaii Aurora Australis, New Zealand East coast of Spain at Night Living on the moon! 00:00:00:00On-screen animation shows a house on the moon inside a dome with a sign that reads 'Home sweet home'.00:00:02:15On-screen text reads 'Living on the moon'.00:00:04:05Shot of Planet Earth in space covered in skyscrapers and dancing to music.00:00:12:09NARRATOR:We've lived on the Earth for a long time, and we've gotten pretty good at it. In fact, we've gotten so good at it that we've started thinking about living somewhere else.00:00:21:15Shot of Mars in space with a sign that reads 'Mars Realty, 1.56 x 10 to the power of 15 sq ft! Extra spacious. 1-800-555-MARS.'00:00:21:15NARRATOR:Somewhere like... another planet.