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Slow Your Student’s ‘Summer Slide’ and Beat Boredom With NASA STEM

Reported by NASA

The school year has come to an end, and those long summer days are stretching ahead like an open runway. Parents and educators often worry about the “summer slide,” the concept that students may lose academic ground while out of school. But summer does...
  • By: NASA
  • On: Mon, 17 Jun 2024 16:31 +0000

Investigating the Origins of the Crab Nebula With NASA’s Webb

Reported by NASA

New data revises our view of this unusual supernova explosion. A team of scientists used NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to parse the composition of the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant located 6,500 light-years away in the constellation Taurus. With t...
  • By: NASA
  • On: Mon, 17 Jun 2024 14:00 +0000

Globetrotting NASA Research Model Increases Accuracy

Reported by NASA

NASA and its international partners are using the same generically shaped wing design to create physical and digital research models to better understand how air moves around an aircraft during takeoff and landing. Various organizations are doing computer ...
  • By: NASA
  • On: Mon, 17 Jun 2024 09:59 +0000

Spotted! Water frost on Mars volcanoes for 1st time

Reported by Space | EarthSky

For the 1st time, an orbiting spacecraft has detected water frost on Mars volcanoes. The daily amount of frost could fill 60 Olympic swimming pools. The post Spotted! Water frost on Mars volcanoes for 1st time first appeared on EarthSky....
  • By: Space | EarthSky
  • On: Sun, 16 Jun 2024 10:14 +0000

Fish Could Turn Regolith into Fertile Soil on Mars

Reported by Universe Today

What a wonderful arguably simple solution. Here’s the problem, we travel to Mars but how do we feed ourselves? Sure we can take a load of food with us but for the return trip that’s a lot. If we plan to colonise the red planet we need even more. We hav...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sat, 15 Jun 2024 23:20 +0000

New Simulation Explains how Supermassive Black Holes Grew so Quickly

Reported by Universe Today

One of the main scientific objectives of next-generation observatories (like the James Webb Space Telescope) has been to observe the first galaxies in the Universe – those that existed at Cosmic Dawn. This period is when the first stars, galaxies, an...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sat, 15 Jun 2024 23:06 +0000