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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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On March 24, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Booster 1060 took off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and put another sixty Starlink satellites in orbit.
Researchers exploring East Antarctica found myriad small weird nodules that appear to have come from an object bigger than your typical airburst but that didn’t crater the planet.
In a new paper in Science, scientists used seismographic maps of the Earth’s innards to identify two continent-sized layers of rock buried deep inside the Earth’s mantle.
After collecting data during a recent near flyby of the asteroid Apophis, astronomers have determined that the once-threatening NEO is no longer going to impact Earth in the next century.
Since landing on Mars in 2018, NASA’s InSight seismometer, SEIS, has detected over 450 seismic signals, including four between 3.1 and 3.6 magnitude centered in Cerberus Fossae.
Cosmic rays originating in the core of the Milky Way fly out and hit interstellar gas in the galaxy’s arms, producing ultra-high-energy gamma rays called PeVatrons.
New ring aurorae found on Jupiter are somehow caused by the interaction of solar wind particles with the Jovian magnetosphere, but the exact mechanism remains unknown.
The Very Large Telescope in Chile revealed that comet 2I/Borisov has received minimal weathering from solar wind and radiation, preserving its original composition.
On April 7, during an almost six-hour imaging sequence, OSIRIS-REx will obtain high-resolution images similar to the initial mapping images it obtained in 2019.