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By Susie Murph on June 25, 2018 in

Amateur Astronomers: Get Ready for Brand New Space Science Badges for Girl Scouts! The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), as part of a team led by the SETI Institute that includes Girl Scouts of Northern California, Girl Scouts of the USA, University of Arizona, and Aries Scientific at Goddard Space Flight Center, are creating […]

By Susie Murph on May 2, 2018 in

Saturday morning, May 5, NASA is scheduled to launch the InSight mission to Mars, under pre-dawn skies from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the central coast of California. The mission’s launch period is May 5 through June 8, 2018, with daily launch windows that last two hours per day. Launch opportunities are set five minutes […]

By tjsummer on March 30, 2018 in

This is a guest blog post from Larry Lebofsky and Theresa Summer. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) had its National Conference in Atlanta this year from March 15–18, 2018. Founded in 1944, NSTA is the world’s largest organization dedicated to building innovation and excellence in science teaching and learning. The conference in Atlanta was […]

By Susie Murph on March 19, 2018 in

Welcome to the 553rd Carnival of Space! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers, who submit their best work each week for your benefit. So now, on to this week’s stories! First up, a roundup of stories from Universe Today. Matt Williams asks “Could There be Alien Life Right […]

By ajagge on January 11, 2018 in

This is a guest post from Amy Jagge, Image Data Scientist, and part of our Johnson Space Center (JSC) Image Detective Science Team More than 63 million people in the southern and eastern United States live near coastlines (National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. National Coastal Population Report; Population Trends from 1970 to 2020). Include the estimated […]