With the recent announcement that their may be a habitable planet just 12 light-years away from Earth, the question keeps getting asked – just how far are the closest solar systems to our own planet? This graphic created by Space.com shows that – the closest stars and their accompanying solar systems – giving us a better perspective of what’s out there in the neighborhood for us to explore.

With the recent announcement that their may be a habitable planet just 12 light-years away from Earth, the question keeps getting asked – just how far are the closest solar systems to our own planet? This graphic created by Space.com shows that – the closest stars and their accompanying solar systems – giving us a better perspective of what’s out there in the neighborhood for us to explore.

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This is the Solar System Song. It is a great way to get students interested to start a unit on the solar system for third grade.  This video goes along with NYS Teaching standards Element II.6: Teachers evaluate and utilize curricular materials and other appropriate resources to promote student success in meeting learning goals.

This is the Solar System Song. It is a great way to get students interested to start a unit on the solar system for third grade. This video goes along with NYS Teaching standards Element II.6: Teachers evaluate and utilize curricular materials and other appropriate resources to promote student success in meeting learning goals.

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Our solar system to scale from the sun to the most recently discovered dwarf planet Eris in astronomical units. Including the distance of the farthest man made object from Earth.

Our solar system to scale from the sun to the most recently discovered dwarf planet Eris in astronomical units. Including the distance of the farthest man made object from Earth.

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Experience real science with a hands-on project you can do at home. Here is a project you can help your kids create. It is educational and fun at the same time

Experience real science with a hands-on project you can do at home. Here is a project you can help your kids create. It is educational and fun at the same time

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