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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What does NASA's Office of Space Science do?
What is the mission of the Office of Space Science 'Support Network?'
Our Solar System
Why explore the solar system?
Where can I find more information about the solar system?
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The Sun
If the Sun is a star, the could the other larger stars have planets orbiting around them that are too small and/or too far away to see?
Your website says 1,300,000 Earths could fit inside our Sun. I am just wondering if this is crushed up or whole (assuming a perfect sphere)?
Mercury
Is it possible that Mercury was at one time a larger planet than it is now because it got to close to the sun the heat was so hot it could've melted some of the outer crust of the planet?
Venus
Earth
Earth's Moon
Mars
Can you explain more details why Phobos usually orbits Mars twice a day instead of three times a day (by calculation: Orbit Period = 0.31891023 days)?
Asteroids
Meteors
Jupiter
If we have gravitational pull on the moon and you need to land to have gravity then how can Jupiter have a gravitational pull on its moons if it is made of gas?
Saturn
If Saturn's rings are made of ice, the wouldn't it either be carbon or water?
Uranus
Neptune
Pluto
If Pluto gets a thin atmosphere when it gets closer to the Sun, if somehow we landed on Pluto wouldn't we get burnt by the solar wind?
How come all the sites I have visited all have only blurry pictures of Pluto? I mean we can see different galaxies clearer than we can see Pluto. Pluto is much closer than the galaxies - am I right?
Comets
Kuiper Belt
Beyond Our Solar System
For Educators
Where can I find a list of education websites at NASA field centers?
Why is NASA involved in education?
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For Students
I have questions. Where can I get answers?
How can I apply for a NASA internship or summer job?
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For Scientists
Who are we and what is a Forum?
What can the forums or broker/facilitators do for me?
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For Museums & Planetariums
What informal education programs is the OSS working on?
Can I get a scientist to speak at my facility?
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For Community Groups
Can I get a scientist to speak to my group?
How about an astronaut?
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Mr. O'Keefe, can I please have your address at NASA?
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