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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
Other Future Events
- July 16-18, 2021
A celebration at the Intersection of Space and Creativity
- October 23-24
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CosmoQuest invites you to help NASA scientists make maps of scientifically interesting features in our Solar System. You can map craters on the Moon, and trace the splatter of asteroid impacts on Vesta. All these worlds are yours to explore!
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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A dead, burned-out comet has been found that is covered in a layer of large-grained phyllosilicate, also knows as talcum powder.
A crater on Mars has recently been found to provide evidence of a glacial lake, indicating that Mars experienced periods of warming during its ice ages.
New research shows that Uranus is subject to X-rays from the Sun, and even at its great distance, it can reflect those X-rays back to us in detectable numbers.
Your space fact for this week is that in 2013, Astronaut Karen Nyberg made a toy dinosaur for her son from materials already aboard the International Space Station.
This Week in Rocket History: On the morning of April 12, 1981, astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen launched from the Kennedy Space Center to a low-earth orbit aboard STS-1.
On March 30, SpaceX’s Starship SN11 took to the skies in the very dense fog surrounding the launch site at Boca Chica, Texas, but did not manage to stick the landing.
Late in the evening of March 24, residents of the Seattle area got a bit of a light show: the second stage of the Falcon 9 that launched about three weeks ago burned up spectacularly upon reentry.
On March 30 at 22:45 UTC, a Chinese Long March 4C launched the Gaofen 12-02 spacecraft, the second in a series of high-resolution Earth observation satellites, into orbit.
On March 25, Arianespace and its affiliate Starsem launched a Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat; onboard were 36 satellites for the OneWeb 5 mission.