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Inventing the Future

  Download this column as a one page PDF. Computer scientist Alan Kay once said the best way to predict the future is to invent it. If this is true, what are inventors currently ...
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Distant Worlds

  DOWNLOAD THIS COLUMN AS A ONE PAGE PDF  The discovery of seven Earth-sized planets has sparked a lot of questions How long would it take to visit them? Could we live there? Could ...
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The Moon

Download this page as a PDF Forty seven years ago in the month of July (July 20, 1969 to be exact) the Apollo 11 space mission landed a man on the moon. Let’s explore this amazing ...
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The Planets

Many people don’t know that on an clear winter night, you can see five planets with no telescope. But where are they? How can you tell if you’re looking at a star, a jet or a ...
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Orion- The Spacecraft of the Future

  Want to go to Mars? You’d ride in Orion, NASA’s newest spacecraft. The capsule took it’s first flight on Dec 5, 2014, so we thought we’d learn more … 1. How ...

Meteors

DOWNLOAD THIS COLUMN AS A PDF Last month, a rock the size of a school bus struck the earth’s atmosphere. Fortunately, nobody was hurt, but a sonic boom and crater stirred up our curiosity  ...
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Curious About Mars?

Is Mars really red? (Not really). Is it larger or smaller than the Earth? (Smaller). Is it warmer or colder than the Earth? (Much colder). How many moons does Mars have? (Two). How ...

The Northern Lights

The Northern Lights It’s a dark night, full of bright stars, and you’re driving with your parents along a dark country road in Northern Maine. Suddenly, out of nowhere, ...

Learn About Satellites

Learn about SATELLITES       You can’t see them, but they’re there. Floating over your head — hundreds of machines that are taking your picture. They ...

Take A Trip To The Moon

  A Trip To The MOON  40 YEARS AGO, the first humans made history by walking on another world. How much do you know about their amazing mission? 1. Which President made landing ...
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