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  • Article: 4,000 Comet Discovered by ESA & NASA Solar Observatory
    "On June 15, 2020, a citizen scientist spotted a never-before-seen comet in data from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO — the 4,000th comet discovery in the spacecraft’s 25-year history."
  • Article: Could Future Homes on the Moon and Mars Be Made of Fungi?
    "Science fiction often imagines our future on Mars and other planets as run by machines, with metallic cities and flying cars rising above dunes of red sand. But the reality may be even stranger – and "greener." Instead of habitats made of metal and glass, NASA is exploring technologies that could grow structures out of fungi to become our future homes in the stars, and perhaps lead to more sustainable ways of living on Earth as well."
  • Article: NASA Fosters Innovative Ways to Understand Biodiversity
    "To study and monitor changes in Earth’s biodiversity, or the immense volume of organisms in the world, scientists and citizen scientists record their sightings in the field. At the same time, sensors on the ground and on board satellites and aircraft monitor flora and fauna on a regional to global scale. NASA has funded four projects to create new, virtual portals that bring into focus this wealth of biodiversity information to help inform scientists, land managers and decision makers around the world regarding the status and health of terrestrial ecosystems. Each of these projects highlights a different aspect of biodiversity and lets users create easy-to-use maps and other information products to track healthy and vulnerable species as they compete for resources, migrate to safer habitats and adapt to climate change."
  • Article: What Has Quantum Mechanics Ever Done For Us?
    Here's a quick look at some of the myriad everyday things that depend on quantum physics for their operation.
  • Article: What is Quantum Mechanics Good For?
    What could be weirder than quantum mechanics? This physics framework is responsible for any number of bizarre phenomena—theoretical cats that are simultaneously dead and alive, particles kilometers apart that can nonetheless communicate instantaneously, and indecisive photons that somehow go two directions at once.
  • Article: What is the Difference Between Electronic and Electrical Devices?
    So what exactly is the difference between electrical devices and electronic devices? The answer lies in how devices manipulate electricity to do their work.
  • Article: Why You Should Know About Electronics and Electricity
    Electronics is the branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and the operation of electronic devices.
  • Citizen Science: Backyard Worlds-Planet 9
    "We need your help searching for new objects at the edges of our solar system. In this project, we'll ask you to help us distinguish real celestial objects from image artifacts in data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission. The real objects are brown dwarfs and low-mass stars, the Sun's nearest neighbors. You may find an object closer than Proxima Centauri (the closest star to the Sun) or even discover the Sun's hypothesized ninth planet, which models suggest might appear in these images."
  • Citizen Science: Spiralgraph
    "The ability of the human brain find and process patterns is far superior to any computer. Spiral patterns in disk galaxies are easily seen and followed by people but computer algorithms have a harder time determining where spirals begin and end, especially if they aren't continuous. That's where you come in! By tracing the spiral arms you see in galaxy images, you are giving our computer algorithm a boost so it can accurately measure how tightly wrapped the structure is."
  • Data Visualization: Masses in the Stellar Graveyard
    What are the densest objects that form when stars die?
  • Radio and Plasma Wave Science, or RPWS, instrument
    “They surveyed and sniffed, analyzed and scrutinized. They took stunning images in various visible spectra. Cassini's 12 science instruments were designed to carry out sophisticated scientific studies of Saturn, from collecting data in multiple regions of the electromagnetic spectrum, to studying dust particles, to characterizing Saturn's plasma environment and magnetosphere.”
  • Resource: European Space Agency
    "The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world."
  • Resource: NASA Visualization Studio
    "Explore the latest visualizations of NASA's Earth Observing satellites and the data they collect. NASA researchers are constantly tracking remote-sensing data and modeling processes to better understand our home planet."
  • Tech Tool: The New Tagtool
    A multiplayer Tagtool session by Maki, Gnu and iink. Tagtool by OMAi transforms a multitouch tablet into a visual live instrument for live painting and animation. Find out more at omai.at!
  • Video: Astrobiology-Life in the Universe
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  • Video: Gravitational Waves Explained
    "This video is about gravitational waves in the weak field limit as discovered by the LIGO collaboration, explained by parallels to electromagnetic radiation, sound waves, water waves, etc."
  • Video: How We'll Find Life On Other Planets
    Astronomer Aomawa Shields searches for clues that life might exist elsewhere in the universe by examining the atmospheres of distant exoplanets. When she isn't exploring the heavens, the classically trained actor (and TED Fellow) looks for ways to engage young women in the sciences using theater, writing and visual art. "Maybe one day they'll join the ranks of astronomers who are full of contradictions," she says, "and use their backgrounds to discover, once and for all, that we are truly not alone in the universe."- TED 2015
  • Video: Nuetron Star Collision Observed for First Time
    "On August 17, researchers around the world detected the signals from a neutron star collision that took place 130 million years ago. Georgia Tech Professor Laura Cadonati explains what happened, how it was seen, and what researchers have learned."
  • Video: Ripple of Gravity, Flashes of Light
    " On Aug. 17, 2017, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) and Virgo detected, for the first time, gravitational waves from the collision of two neutron stars. The event was not only “heard” in gravitational waves but also seen in light by dozens of telescopes on the ground and in space. Learn more about what this rare astronomy event taught us in a new video from LIGO and Virgo."
  • Video: What Are Gravitational Waves?
    "In September 2015, scientists witnessed something never seen before: two black holes colliding. Both about 30 times as big as our Sun, they had been orbiting each other for millions of years. A fraction of a second before the crash, they sent a vibration across the universe at the speed of light that was picked up by the LIGO detector. So what are these ripples in space? Amber L. Stuver explains. " TED-Ed includes lessons
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