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Record-setting Exoplanet Discovery
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.
Great Science Club Opportunity!
The ISS Research Design Challenge: Capillary Effects on Liquids Exploratory Research Experiments, or CELERE, enables students to do microgravity research on capillary action, similar to that conducted on the space station. CELERE is open to individuals in grades 8-12 and teams with at least one team member in that range.
Telescopic Inspiration
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has an upcoming exhibit at their Visitor Center of painting, poetry, sculpting, textiles, music, jewelry, tattooing and letterpress printing - all inspired by the James Webb Space Telescope. Take a peek, or share your own work virtually!
Number Nine...Number Nine
Citizen scientists are invited to help scan the realm beyond Neptune for brown dwarfs and planet nine. Clyde Tombaugh used a similar method to discover Pluto - and he was just one person!  Add your eyes to the Backyard Worlds project, and let's see what we can find.
Celebrate the Sun This March
Solar Week Spring 2017 will highlight safe solar viewing and the August 21 Total Solar Eclipse -- as well as cool facts about the Sun-Earth connection, and conversations with leading solar scientists.