Topic: Astronomy

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Roses are red, violets are blue, and flowers grown in space are worth thinking about too. The astronauts on board the International Space Station have sent down a photo of a blooming flower in space, which prompts today's big question - can we grow food in space?   Humans...

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

To better understand our origins, we send robots to study parts of the solar system, but occasionally parts of the solar system come to us. Recently a meteorite was discovered that predates the Earth itself! How old is our solar system?   Roughly 4.6 billion years ago, our...

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Happy New Year! As the world enters a new year, many people are looking at new calendars. Some scientists have recently been looking at a very old calendar and have arrived at a pretty amazing discovery. History and science come together to answer today's big question - what did the ancient...

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

There are a lot of challenges in going to other planets. One of the biggest issues is how to get people back from other places to Earth. A new rocket test by SpaceX just became a huge game changer in that conversation by helping answer today's question - how can we visit other planets?...

Thursday, October 1, 2015

On September 28, 2015, NASA scientists announced there is currently liquid water flowing on the surface of Mars. This opens the door to a myriad of other questions and thoughts. We've yet to send humans to the red planet nor do we have tangible proof of liquid water, so how do we know there is...

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

In the vastness of space, there are huge galactic clusters, super-sized galaxies, massive black holes, and gigantic planets. Perhaps living on a relatively small planet impacts our take on moons. These natural satellites serve pretty important purposes, but we rarely think of them as...

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

In an ever changing world of newer and newer technology, the past sometimes seems very irrelevant. However, sometimes things that took place in the past serve as an amazing resource to help tackle tomorrow's concerns. So, let's explore the big question: Why do scientists study history?...

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

In 1930 Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto from the Lowell Observatory. Since then it has been many things to many people, but for the first time ever, it's about to be the subject of an up-close study by the New Horizons team. What will we learn from Pluto?    The once...

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

College students, high level business execs, parents, and just about anyone that does anything is always wishing they had more time. Lucky for us, our wishes have been granted in 2015. This year will officially be one second longer. Why did we add an extra second this year?   Our...

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Just a day before their spacecraft was scheduled to crash into Mercury’s surface, the MESSENGER mission Education and Public Outreach team announced the winners of their crater naming contest (check out thier names, here!). The five new names added to the map of our Solar System...

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