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Science Links From JPL and NASA

3 May 2009 No Comment

1162482_takemotos_nebulaToday we went to the JPL Open House. JPL is the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, an arm of NASA, which researches, manufactures, and monitors unmanned spacecraft.

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.

JPL has a Facebook page, and a Twitter account. There are also Twitter updates from some of their missions:

I also grabbed a flyer with about 40 links to various online photo galleries. Here are a few of my favorites.

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.

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