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Food Crops for a Red Planet?

Vegetables for a Red Planet? That is the prognosis of a study by plant ecologist Wieger Wamelink of Wageningen UR – a university and research center in The Netherlands that focuses specifically on the theme “healthy food and living environment.” The soil on Mars may be suitable for cultivating food crops, Wamelink reports, and he [...]

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Super Planet Crash: Educational Game for World Builders

Let the games begin! A new online educational resource allows the user to build their own planetary system, putting planets into orbit around a star and racking up points until they add a planet that destabilizes the whole system. The game is an offshoot of the open-source software package – Systemic Console — astronomers use [...]

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FY-Eye! Impressive Satellite View of U.S. Land-Surface

The most comprehensive satellite-gleaned view of land-surface conditions from coast to coast in the conterminous United States is an eye-opener! Just issued by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), this latest look-see shows land-surface conditions from coast to coast, showing the extent of land cover types from forests to urban areas. The National Land Cover Database [...]

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Attention: Passengers of Planet Earth – Your Selfie Wanted!

Want to take part in a worldwide celebration of this year’s Earth Day? NASA is inviting all passengers on our planet to take part in a “Global Selfie” event. For Earth Day – celebrated on April 22 – NASA is trying to create an image of Earth from the ground up while also fostering a [...]

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Benefits Stemming from Space Exploration

Benefits Stemming from Space Exploration was released in September 2013 by the International Space Exploration Coordination Group. At its heart, this report explains that space exploration “will continue to be an essential driver for opening up new domains in science and technology, triggering other sectors to partner with the space sector for joint research and development. [...]

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