UNITED STATES NASA has announced that it is seeking new astronauts. Find out what you need to apply! (Washington Post) Do you really need five reasons why it’s awesome to be an astronaut? Here they are, in any case! (And it doesn’t even count having your poop become shooting stars!) Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Learn more … Continue reading NASA Wants YOU!
SCIENCE What will happen to Astronaut Scott Kelly’s body during his year in space? With a nod to Leonardo, NASA diagrams it for us. (NASA) Do you really need to ask why astronauts are awesome? Well, here are 5 Reasons Why to get you started. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas First, a little background: … Continue reading What Happens to Astronaut Poop? Look to the Skies!
SCIENCE NASA has taken the first small step in a mission to explore Jupiter’s icy moon Europa, one of the most likely places in our solar system for alien life to exist. (Smithsonian) Our Emerging Explorer Kevin Hand has also been “Looking for Life” on Europa—learn how! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The Smithsonian … Continue reading NASA Mission Will Look for Life
SCIENCE Twenty years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope snapped one of its most iconic images ever. The three towering columns of gas bathed in the light of hot, young stars came to be called the Pillars of Creation—and they showed up on everything from t-shirts to coffee mugs to rugs. Now, to celebrate its 25th anniversary, Hubble has taken a new image of the well-known … Continue reading Hubble Revisits an Icon
SCIENCE Scientists have identified a large crater on the near side of the moon—the first detection of its kind in at least a century. The structure has been provisionally named after aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. (BBC) What’s a moon? What’s a crater? Who’s Amelia Earhart? Use our resources to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas … Continue reading Earhart, Hiding in Plain Sight