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Celebrate Citizen Science Day with a CosmoQuest Scavenger Hunt!

Today is Citizen Science Day, and we wanted you to have some fun exploring our website and projects! This virtual scavenger hunt takes you around our website, introduces you to our projects, and it just a little bit of fun! When you’re finished, you can check your answers here, and comment below with your score […]

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With the Mosaic Postcards from Mercury, teachers recreate a full-disk image of Mercury’s surface before comparing Mercury’s surface features to those of the Moon, using evidence to justify the observed similarities and differences. This was one of several activities led by Larry Lebofsky, Nancy Tashima, and Brian Kruse during Planetary Storytelling and Citizen Science Using Postcards from Space and Google Mercury. Photo credit: Larry Lebofsky

CosmoQuest Shares Citizen Science at NSTA

This is a guest blog post from Larry Lebofsky and Theresa Summer. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) had its National Conference in Atlanta this year from March 15–18, 2018. Founded in 1944, NSTA is the world’s largest organization dedicated to building innovation and excellence in science teaching and learning. The conference in Atlanta was […]

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Come see CosmoQuest at NSTA in Atlanta this week!

Are you going to the National Science Teachers Association National Conference in Atlanta this week, March 15–18, 2018? CosmoQuest will be there! Please join us for one of our workshops listed below and pick up special CQ swag. EarthMatch: Making Earth Science Culturally Relevant March 15, 2018, 03:30 PM – 04:30 PM Thursday — Georgia […]

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“High-reflectance ejecta and low-reflectance impact melt streamers surround this fresh impact crater. NAC M189994606LR, image width 2.25 km” From http://lroc.sese.asu.edu/images  Image Credit:   [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].

CQ Science – Post 12: How Impacts Change the Rocks – Remote Sensing

As we’ve discussed in this series of posts, impact cratering events are highly energetic. They do much more than explode a huge hole in the ground – such events change the nature of the rocks themselves. Target rocks can be broken to pieces, shattered into dust, shocked with high pressures, completely melted, or even turned […]

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