SCIENCE NASA is deliberately crashing its $3.9-billion spacecraft in a fiery “Grand Finale” on Saturn. Why? (NASA) Revisit Cassini’s legacy with our study guides on two of its discoveries. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The world is watching as NASA prepares to crash its Cassini spacecraft into the gas giant Saturn. What … Continue reading Cassini Meets The Lord of the Rings
SCIENCE The first science results from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world. (NASA) D’you know about Juno? Catch up with our media-rich study guide! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Why are Jupiter’s polar storms (like the swirls that dot the Jovian … Continue reading Jupiter Gets its Close-Up
SCIENCE An Indian teenager has not only produced A 64-gram (0.14-pound) satellite, NASA has agreed to launch it next month. (Science Alert) So, you want to build a satellite? Watch our video to see what’s involved. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Rifath Shaarook, an 18-year-old Indian teenager, just designed Kalam Sat, the world’s lightest … Continue reading A Teenager Just Built The World’s Lightest Satellite—and NASA’s Launching It
SCIENCE What makes GOES-R the best, most advanced weather satellite ever launched? (AP) Learn a little about weather satellites in the last paragraph of our encyclopedic entry here. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including instructions for building a LEGO® model of GOES-R. Discussion Ideas The good folks at NASA and NOAA just launched the “best weather … Continue reading GOES-R, Where No One Has Gone Before
SCIENCE While we wait for NASA’s Juno team to release some images, here are some facts about the mission, the spacecraft, and the world it now calls home. (Nat Geo News) Learn a little about Jupiter’s swirling atmosphere with our fun activity. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. This animation simulates Juno’s view of Jupiter during one … Continue reading D’you Know about Juno?