Topic: exploration

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Once you've bought everything you ever wanted from IKEA and watched everything on Netflix, what else is there possibly left to do? Well, you could go to space. NASA just put out a call for astronauts and were blown away by the results. Let's tackle this news story with today's big...

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, 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?...

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, 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, 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...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Virginia's relationship with science started thousands of years ago and still continues to blossom as new ideas create new opportunities in various industries.  From engineering to agriculture to computer sciences and beyond, we've seen a lot of minds involved with scientific...

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

When we think about a trip to Hawaii we usually conjure up images of rest, relaxation, and recreation.  Though millions of people flock to this tropical paradise every year, vacation is not always the reason for the trip.  So, why did scientists just spend four months in Hawaii?...
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