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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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This wondrous image of Jupiter's south pole shows the arrangement of cyclones that is unique in our Solar System: five circumpolar cyclones perfectly arranged around a single polar cyclone. Image: NASA/SWRI/JPL/ASI/INAF/IAPS

Carnival of Space #553

Welcome to the 553rd Carnival of Space! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers, who submit their best work each week for your benefit. So now, on to this week’s stories! First up, a roundup of stories from Universe Today. Matt Williams asks “Could There be Alien Life Right […]

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Astronaut Photograph (ISS023-E-026756, 04/22/2010, 800mm) of Venezuela. Credit: NASA

Monitoring Coastal Morphology Using Astronaut Photography

This is a guest post from Amy Jagge, Image Data Scientist, and part of our Johnson Space Center (JSC) Image Detective Science Team More than 63 million people in the southern and eastern United States live near coastlines (National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. National Coastal Population Report; Population Trends from 1970 to 2020). Include the estimated […]

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This Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter composite image shows the Moon as it will appear on the night of Oct. 28 - International Observe the Moon Night. Credit: NASA LRO

Celebrate International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017!

Saturday, October 28, 2017, is International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN), an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration. InOMN is sponsored by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI), and the Lunar and Planetary […]

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Artist's conception of MESSENGER at Mercury. Credit: NASA

Mercury is Alive and Shrinking!

Ever since the MESSENGER probe arrived at Mercury, we have learned some new and interesting things about the planet that appears to live a hellish existence closest to our Sun. For example, the NASA spacecraft images revealed previously undetected landforms that appear to be geologically young. The presence of these features have led scientists to […]

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