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NASA.gov Nominated for 2014 Webby Award
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NASA.gov Nominated for 2014 Webby Award

NASA.gov Nominated for 2014 Webby AwardThe NASA.gov team was very happy today to learn that the Agency’s website has been nominated for the sixth time for the Webby for government sites. It’s always an honor when any group compliments the site, but we get really pumped when it comes to the People’s Voice Award. NASA.gov’s 2010 People’s Voice Webby The Internet community has awarded us five People’s Voice Awards, including four in a row from 2009 to 2012. We take that as a significant endorsement that we’re running NASA.gov effectively for its primary audience – you, the public. We’ve got various metrics, including traffic and customer-satisfaction data, that tell us we are generally, but a direct vote of confidence like this is even better. NASA.gov represents the work of dozens of people ...
An Epic Mars Panorama and a Space Board Game
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An Epic Mars Panorama and a Space Board Game

An Epic Mars Panorama and a Space Board Game The Planetary Society • March 13, 2020 The Downlink: Weekly resources to fuel your love of space Space Snapshot NASA released a 1.8-billion-pixel panorama of Mars as seen by the Curiosity rover. Curiosity took more than 1,000 images late last year to create the scene. Curiosity is exploring Gale Crater; the Trump administration has proposed to slash funding for its extended mission.  You Love Space, Now Take Action This weekly newsletter is your toolkit to learn more about space, share information with your friends and family, and tak...
VIDEO: The Falcon has landed – Ribbon cutting ceremony
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VIDEO: The Falcon has landed – Ribbon cutting ceremony

VIDEO: The Falcon has landed – Ribbon cutting ceremonySet outside Space Center Houston, the all-new exhibit provides an intimate look at a reusable rocket used to further space exploration and America’s commercial space industry. Thanks to a generous contribution from SpaceX, Falcon 9 is the newest addition to the nonprofit’s growing collection of flown space vehicles and historic rockets. It’s one of only two SpaceX Falcon 9 boosters currently on display in the world and the first commercial space exhibit for Space Center Houston. Watch the March 12 ribbon cutting ceremony below. [embedded content] Learn more Published at Fri, 13 Mar 2020 01:58:26 +0000{articles|100|campaign}
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Exploratorium Blog Feed

Exploratorium Blog Feed Exploratorium Blog Feed The Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception https://www.exploratorium.edu/ en-US https://www.exploratorium.edu/sites/all/modules/explo_blog_rss/explo_logo.jpg Exploratorium Blog Feed https://www.exploratorium.edu/ The Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception 144 68 Tue, 21 Jan 2020 14:30:01 -0800 Wed, 29 Jan 2020 11:02:20 -0800 Solenoid machines https://www.exploratorium.edu/tinkering/blogs/solenoid-machines A solenoid is a type of electromagnet which does a push or pull motion.  I used to think controlling a solenoid would be complicated because it would require an advanced micro controller such as Arduino, jump wires, breadboard, soldering, text based coding, etc.  Tinkering Studio's Sketchp...
Greenland and Antarctica are Losing Their Ice 6 Times Faster than in the 1990s
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Greenland and Antarctica are Losing Their Ice 6 Times Faster than in the 1990s

Greenland and Antarctica are Losing Their Ice 6 Times Faster than in the 1990sIs anybody listening? Smart people tell us that when it comes to conveying the reality of climate change, and the threat it poses, people don’t respond to facts. We respond to stories and narratives. We’re a narrative-driven species. But at Universe Today we know that facts underlie every good story. And the facts regarding ice loss in Greenland and Antarctica are not good. “Every centimetre of sea level rise leads to coastal flooding and coastal erosion, disrupting people’s lives around the planet.” Prof. ANdrew Shepherd, University of Leeds, IMBIEThese latest findings, showing that both Greenland and Antarctica are losing their ice six times faster than in the 1990s, were published in the journal Nature. Un...