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One Cool Thing: Mars 2020 Rover Busts a Move

One Cool Thing: Mars 2020 Rover Busts a Move

The 2020 Mars rover was recently seen showing off its dance moves, is this so the rover can dance with Britney on the Red Planet? Turns out the “break dancing” is a way for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California to test the rover’s balance. As Space.com explained, engineers need to know the rover’s center […]

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One Cool Thing: Five of Jupiter’s Newly Discovered Moons Now Have Names

One Cool Thing: Five of Jupiter’s Newly Discovered Moons Now Have Names

Last summer, scientists discovered twelve new moons around the planet Jupiter, and they held a contest to name five of them.  Not just any old name would do, mind you.  The names had to meet certain requirement in order to be approved by the International Astronomical Union,  According to Space.com, ‘Jupiter’s moons are all named […]

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One Cool Thing: Catch the Perseid Meteor Shower

One Cool Thing: Catch the Perseid Meteor Shower

Early next week the Perseid meteor showers will hit their peak. According to the American Meteor Society, this year, the peak of the highly anticipated meteor shower falls on the night of Monday, Aug. 12, into the early morning hours of Tuesday, Aug. 13. As Accuweather explained the Perseids are most active after midnight through […]

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Two Cool Things: Videos of Apollo 11 Commemoration Events

Two Cool Things: Videos of Apollo 11 Commemoration Events

We are still feeling the warm afterglow of the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 and thought both these videos captured its essence well.  The one above is from Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama which successfully launched nearly 5,000 model rockets at the exact moment Apollo 11 lifted off […]

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Can America Regain the Ability to Think Big?

Can America Regain the Ability to Think Big?

By Miro Korenha, founder and publisher of Our Daily Planet In 1961 President Kennedy announced before a joint session of Congress the audacious goal of putting a man on the moon before the end of the decade. He stated, “These are extraordinary times and we face an extraordinary challenge. Our strength as well as our […]

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One Cool Thing: Going to the Moons

One Cool Thing: Going to the Moons

You don’t have to be an astronaut to go to the moon!  National Geographic has created a really cool interactive Atlas of the Moons — ALL of the moons in our solar system.  Earth is the only planet in our solar system with just one moon — and you can learn much more about it […]

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