Science Links From JPL and NASA
At the Open House, I gathered a lot of literature with links to what they are up to. You can follow every program they currently have operating from the Cassini probe sent to Saturn to the Mars Rover projects.
Here are some of the great resources I picked up while at the Open House. Enjoy!
The Genesis project: The search for origins continues… Genesis was launched in 2001, and during its 2 year long journey, it collected samples of solar wind atoms. Now that the spacecraft is back on earth, scientists are analyzing the data, which might hold important clues about how the solar system was formed.
- The Mars Exploration Rovers
- The Cassini Mission to Saturn
- Mars Science Laboratory
- Phoenix Mars Mission
- Exoplanet discoveries
- Climate change research
I also grabbed a flyer with about 40 links to various online photo galleries. Here are a few of my favorites.
- Planetary Photojournal - Click on each planet to see amazing pictures
- Saturn’s Rings Systems - Lot of pictures of Saturn’s rings
- Views of the Solar System - Everything from cloud systems to solar flares to spacecraft
- Earth from Space - Ever wonder what an astronaut sees out his spacecraft window?
- HubbleSite - Gallery of bold and beautiful pictures taken by the Hubble spacecraft
- NASA image gallery - Looking for something that wasn’t in the other galleries? You’ll probably find it here.
And lastly, there are a few fun games on the JPL website! If you missed the Open House, and you want to see what was going on, check out the virtual online tour of JPL. After you’re done with that, there are many other fun science games available on the website.
If you are in SoCal next year, don’t miss this awesome event. I always feel just a little bit smarter after spending the day at JPL.