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NASA announces stellar discovery
Feb. 23, 2017 - The Spitzer Space Telescope launched in 2003. Its purpose was to peer into regions of space that are hidden from optical telescopes. NASA scientists are 'over the moon' with excitement. Spitzer has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. NASA announced the stellar discovery yesterday.
 
  • NASA announces stellar discovery

    NASA announces stellar discovery

    Feb. 23, 2017 - The Spitzer Space Telescope launched in 2003. Its purpose was to peer into regions of space that are hidden from optical telescopes. NASA scientists are 'over the moon' with excitement. Spitzer has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. NASA announced the stellar discovery yesterday.

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  • Where is the ice?

    Where is the ice?

    Feb. 21, 2017 - On Feb. 20, 2015, 84 percent of the five Great Lakes were covered in ice. On Feb. 20, 2016, 18.2 percent of the five Great Lakes were covered in ice. Yesterday, 8.1 percent of the Great Lakes were covered in ice. This data is from the Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLERL). It's a NOAA lab. Why is ice cover important to study? What factors affect it?

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  • Students shape future through Future City

    Students shape future through Future City

    Feb. 19, 2017 - In the year 2120, Cascadia is a city in southeast Nevada. It is powered by the sun, algae, and a skywalk. Residents are authentically connected. They connect through public spaces, which support social interactions, offer recreational opportunities, and provide basic services. The city was designed in 2016 by eighth graders at Franklin Middle School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Cascadia is a Future City regional winner. It is one of 43 teams vying to be the Future City national grand prize winner. The winner will be announced in the nation's capital on Tuesday.

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  • February Fun: Great Backyard Bird Count

    February Fun: Great Backyard Bird Count

    Feb. 16, 2017 - The calendar says it's the middle of February. But temperatures are forecast to climb into the 50s and 60s this weekend. There could be record numbers of birders sitting comfortably in their backyards. Normally they would be freezing. From Friday through Monday, birders in more than 100 countries will be counting birds. They will then submit their checklists to the global Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) database.

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  • Hidden Figures tells riveting story of human computers

    Hidden Figures tells riveting story of human computers

    Feb. 13, 2017 - Before digital machines were called computers, human mathematicians were called computers. Beginning in the 1940s, a group of African American female mathematicians crunched books full of complicated numbers. They worked in the West Area Computing Unit. It was at NASA's Langley Lab in Virginia.

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  • Preservation of the Grand Canyon is rock solid

    Preservation of the Grand Canyon is rock solid

    Feb. 9, 2017 - Rock at the bottom of the Grand Canyon is nearly two billion years old. The stunning geologic formation that is seen today formed millions of years ago. The large canyon formed after the Rocky Mountains pushed up to thousands of feet above sea level. Preserving this natural wonder began in 1893. In 1919, it became Grand Canyon National Park. The park is preserved into perpetuity.

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  • Flu season explained: A and B but not C

    Flu season explained: A and B but not C

    Feb. 7, 2017 - A brief mid winter heat wave is in some parts of the country today. High temperatures will reach into the 60s. That's thirty degrees higher than normal. Also increasing is influenza activity. February is most often the peak month in flu season. Learn the A and B, but not the C, about flu season.

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  • Keep your heart muscle in great shape

    Keep your heart muscle in great shape

    Feb. 2, 2017 - Friday is National Wear Red Day. It is sponsored by the American Heart Association (AHA). Its purpose is to raise awareness about heart health. Heart health is important for people of all ages. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. This information is from the CDC. But there are actions people can take to reduce their risk factors for heart disease.

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  • Sun + ice = smart energy

    Sun + ice = smart energy

    Feb. 1, 2017 - Electric car owners know the drill. Well, actually, it's a plug. They plug their car into an electrical outlet. They need to recharge their car's battery pack. Research on batteries and power storage is extensive.

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  • Winter in the Grand Canyon is still grand

    Winter in the Grand Canyon is still grand

    Jan. 31, 2017 - The National Park Service (NPS) is five months into its second 100 years. The federal agency manages the nation's network of parks. There are more than 400 national park sites. Every season brings a new experience at each location. What is the experience at Grand Canyon National Park in the winter? Student News Net was there this week to find out.

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  • First images from GOES-16 are spectacular

    First images from GOES-16 are spectacular

    Jan. 30, 2017 - The GOES-16 weather satellite launched in November. It is in orbit 22,300 miles above the Earth. NOAA recently released high resolution images. The images are the first ones snapped by the satellite. The images are spectacular. Even more spectacular is what the enhanced view of weather systems will do for meteorologists.

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  • New tribute to Apollo 1 astronauts opens

    New tribute to Apollo 1 astronauts opens

    Jan. 27, 2017 - A new tribute opens today at Kennedy Space Center. It's in Florida. It honors three space pioneers, the Apollo 1 crew - Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Edward White II, and Roger Chaffee. They were killed 50 years ago today during a training exercise. They could not escape a fire in their Apollo command module.

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  • Aussies celebrate national holiday

    Aussies celebrate national holiday

    Jan. 26, 2017 - Capt. James Cook was a British explorer. He conducted expeditions to Australia and New Zealand in the mid 1700s. On this day in 1788, the First Fleet of British ships arrived in Australia. Settlers came to establish the first of many colonies. Australia is called the land "down under." Today is Australia Day.

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  • Sniffles and sneezes increasing

    Sniffles and sneezes increasing

    Jan. 24, 2017 - The CDC reports that influenza (flu) activity in the United States increased for the week ending Jan. 14, 2017. Cover coughs and sneezes. Those actions will help stop the spread of the flu virus. It will also stop the spread of other cold viruses. It's not too late to get a flu vaccine. A flu vaccine is the best way to prevent the flu. Flu is a miserable illness. It incapacitates its host. February is often the peak month for flu.

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  • NASA announces stellar discovery

    NASA announces stellar discovery

    Feb. 23, 2017 - The Spitzer Space Telescope launched in 2003. Its purpose was to peer into regions of space that are hidden from optical telescopes. NASA scientists are 'over the moon' with excitement. Spitzer, and other telescopes, have revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star outside of our solar system. NASA announced the stellar discovery yesterday.

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  • Where is the ice?

    Where is the ice?

    Feb. 21, 2017 - On Feb. 20, 2015, 84 percent of the five Great Lakes were covered in ice. On Feb. 20, 2016, 18.2 percent of the five Great Lakes were covered in ice. Yesterday, 8.1 percent of the Great Lakes were covered in ice. This data is from the Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLERL), a NOAA lab. Why is ice cover important to study? What factors affect it?

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  • NASA announces stellar discovery

    NASA announces stellar discovery

    Feb. 23, 2017 - The Spitzer Space Telescope launched in 2003. Its purpose was to peer into regions of space that are hidden from optical telescopes. NASA scientists are 'over the moon' with excitement. Spitzer has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. NASA announced the stellar discovery yesterday.

    Read More
  • Where is the ice?

    Where is the ice?

    Feb. 21, 2017 - On Feb. 20, 2015, 84 percent of the five Great Lakes were covered in ice. On Feb. 20, 2016, 18.2 percent of the five Great Lakes were covered in ice. Yesterday, 8.1 percent of the Great Lakes were covered in ice. This data is from the Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLERL). It's a NOAA lab. Why is ice cover important to study? What factors affect it?

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