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Total Solar Eclipse Issue Date: 08-06-2017

Cool Spots image On August 21, North America will experience a total solar eclipse from coast to coast, eclipse2017.nasa.gov, for the first time in 99 years. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon comes between the Earth and sun, its shadow completely blocking the sun. To learn why this event is so important, watch NASA EDGE Solar Eclipse 2017 Preview. Next, visit Eclipse 101 for Eclipse Maps, to see if it will be visible near you, and how to view it safely. Visit Activities to participate in Science Challenges and learn how to make a Solar Viewing Projector.

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Cassini’s Journey Issue Date: 06-25-2017

Cool Spots image Not all spacecraft transport astronauts. Cassini, tinyurl.com/msjyu3o, was launched in 1997 on a mission to orbit Saturn, studying the planet and its moons. In 2005, NASA was part of an international space cooperative that launched the Huygens probe from Cassini to land on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. The data collected has provided scientists all over the world with information about the ringed planet. In Videos, scientists share what they’ve learned. Could there be life on other planets? Find out at NASA: Ingredients for Life at Saturn’s Moon Enceladus.

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Careers in NASA Issue Date: 03-12-2017

Cool Spots image Did you know that students write to NASA every day asking about requirements to work there when they grow up? NASA’s Student Career Corner, nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/ 5-8/career/index.html, answers these questions. Meet Katherine Johnson, a brilliant mathematician and “human computer” who graduated from college at age 18 and worked at NASA for 33 years. While the most well-known careers at NASA are astronaut and scientist, you might be surprised at the variety of professionals who conduct the work of the agency. Check out We Are the Martians to learn more.

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Explore Mars Issue Date: 02-19-2017

Cool Spots image NASA created Mars for Kids, mars.jpl.nasa.gov/participate/funzone, as a place to experience the red planet through games and hands-on activities. Take a Mars Adventure! and try to choose the items you’ll need for a successful mission. Make your own paper model Mars Pathfinder or Mars Global Surveyor, following the printable instructions. Do you ever wonder what Mars looks like up close? The Curiosity Rover provides a Billion-Pixel View of what scientists and astronauts see when they study the planet. Questions? Ask Dr. C., the computerized scientist who is your own personal Mars expert.

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Space Objects Issue Date: 08-21-2016

Cool Spots imageNASA created Imagine the Universe, imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov, to help students learn all about how scientists, astronomers and astrophysicists work together to explore space. Did you know that you encounter portions of the Electromagnetic Spectrum in your everyday life? Check out the Astronomer’s Toolbox in Science and then take a closer look at some of the other components of the universe, such as Active Galaxies, Dark Matter and Pulsars in Cosmic Objects. In Special Exhibits you get to Be the Astrophysicist. Try to help Detective Eagle Quark solve the mystery of exploding stars in the Space Forensics Game.

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