South Carolina State Museum Makes Space the Center of Science Education

South Carolina State Museum Makes Space the Center of Science Education

The South Carolina State Museum will open Windows to New Worlds, a $21 million expansion focused on space and astronomy. South Carolina’s first astronaut, Apollo 16 lunar module pilot Charles Duke donated many of the artifacts on display. An on-site observatory, as well as a 55-foot planetarium dome will give the public a unique view of our universe and enhance the state’s science education.

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Arkaroola Mars Robot Challenge Completes Expedition

Arkaroola Mars Robot Challenge Completes Expedition

Earlier this month I wrote about how pro-am teams from India and Australia are conducting Mars analog research in the Mars Society of Australia’s Arkaroola Mars Robot Challenge. The 16-day expedition concluded on July 20. Here are some highlights from the expedition diary and other sources:

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Shoemaker Levy 9's Anniversary Ends, but its Impact Continues

Shoemaker Levy 9's Anniversary Ends, but its Impact Continues

20 years ago amateur astronomers David H Levy and Carolyn and Gene Shoemaker discovered a comet - shattered into dozens of mountain-sized pieces - heading for Jupiter. The first piece of the comet slammed into Jupiter on July 16, 1994. Yesterday marked the anniversary of the final impact into the gas giant, but its impact here on Earth was more enduring.

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Australians and Indians Use Mars Tech to Search for Radioactive Slime

Australians and Indians Use Mars Tech to Search for Radioactive Slime

The Arkaroola Mars Robot Challenge Expedition is underway in the Australian desert. The Mars Society of Australia conducts the robotics expeditions to evaluate technologies and exploration techniques that future astronauts may use on Mars.

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