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Learners will take and then compare the images taken by a camera - to learn about focal length (and its effects on field of view), resolution, and ultimately how cameras take close-up pictures of far away objects. Finally, they will apply this knowledge to the images of comet Tempel 1 taken by two different spacecraft with three different cameras, in this case Deep Impact and those expected/obtained from Stardust-NExT. This lesson could easily be adapted for use with other NASA missions.

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    • Grade 1
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    Keywords:

    Informal Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407124122824T,Middle School,NSDL,Planetary Science,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Earth and space science:Solar system:Asteroids and comets,The nature of technology,Engineering,High School,Technology,Space science,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Deep Impact,Engineering and technology:Image processing and visualization,Space Science

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    English

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