Use π to solve some of the same problems NASA scientists and engineers must solve to explore space. This year: Mars craters, a total solar eclipse, a close encounter with Saturn, and the search for habitable worlds!
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.
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.
Over 1,400 professionals at more than 700 U.S. museums, science centers, planetariums, NASA Visitor Centers, Challenger Centers, observatories, parks, libraries, camps, and youth-serving organizations are partners in the Museum Alliance. More>
NASA's Competitive Program for Science Museums, Planetariums, and NASA Visitor Centers, Plus Other Opportunities (CP4SMPVC+) aligns with NASA and Federal science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education goals. More>
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