Data Stories showcase new science imagery in an interactive view powered by WorldWide Telescope. Ideas for exploration and scientific highlights are shared in a brief video and narrative text.
Explore the Data Stories by clicking on their image below!
Hubble Data Story
In this expanded data story made for the classroom, students use real astronomical data to answer questions like, “Has the universe always existed? If not, how long ago did it form?” They also learn about the scientific process, and in particular, how scientists use their data to assess how reliable their results are when it's not possible to look up answers to new questions online or in the back of a textbook.
On April 8, 2024, North America will be treated to an awe-inspiring total eclipse. A solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun and blocks the Sun from our view. This interactive lets you explore the April total eclipse from different locations!
For educators, take a look at the Educator Guide: https://bit.ly/cosmicds-eclipse-2024-educator-guide
“The Brick,” is possibly the densest, most massive dark cloud in the Milky Way Galaxy! Explore what it looks like in JWST images taken by astronomer Adam Ginsburg and team, and learn how different infrared “colors” help scientists understand the physics within The Brick and visualize its structure.
Explore where well-known HST and JWST images of the Carina Nebula are situated within a larger cloud of stars, dust, and gas. Cross-fade between the two images to compare what visible vs. infrared wavelength observations can teach us about star formation. View a 1-minute video sharing scientific highlights!