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The Planetary Science Institute is bringing back the CosmoAcademy program! Sign-up today to get a small class experience that makes sitting online feel more like sitting around a shared table. Programs start March 20.
- Mars 101: How to live on Mars (and not die)
with Dr Nick Castle, Saturdays March 20 – April 24, 3pm – 4:30pm EDT
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- July 16-18, 2021
A celebration at the Intersection of Space and Creativity
- October 23-24
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Currently we’re rebuilding all our citizen science projects with a new interface. We’ll get you sciencing again as soon as we can.
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An experiment at Fermilab examined unstable particles called muons and found they do not behave as expected by the Standard Model, meaning there could be new physics involved.
The Curiosity rover observed changing types of geologic beds making up Mount Sharp, where the composition alternated between wet environment and dry.
Rubble pile asteroids like Didymos and Benne should have flung themselves apart due to their rotation, but enough dust can glue a boulder pile into an asteroid.
New studies found that worlds really need to start with a lot of carbon locked in their cores to get to keep enough carbon to eventually support life
Samples collected from snow in Antarctica which are unaffected by terrestrial dust show that over 5200 tons of interstellar dust fall to Earth every year.
New research shows that satellite constellations have increased overall light pollution by 10% over natural light, but you should still go out and look up.
Scientists have found a pair of merging galaxy systems each with a pair of quasars in the heart of the mergers using the Hubble and Gaia space telescopes and the Gemini North telescope in Hawaii.
East Lake near Newberry volcano in Oregon is fed by subsurface volcanic gases, leading researchers to question the potential for limnic eruptions that could heavily impact life in the area.
A significantly hotter mantle about 3.5 billions years ago may have lead to Earth being covered entirely in an ocean, changing the climate under which life evolved.