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Want your own glimpse of Apollo 11’s grab and go samples from the Moon, in all 48 pounds (22 kilograms) of rock and soil specimens?

This collection has been created through collaboration between The Open University in the United Kingdom and the NASA curation facility.

You can now examine Apollo 11 thin sections using the Open University’s Virtual Microscope.

The Virtual Microscope for Earth Sciences Project aims to...

A prototype starshade is a giant structure designed to block the glare of stars so that future space telescopes can take pictures of planets. Credit: NASA/JPL

In the space scheme of things, often times nature suggests a solution.

Take for instance a new approach for snagging images of Earth-like rocky planets around nearby stars.

The “made in the shade”...

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the Council on Women and Girls blog. See the original post here.

In order for the United States to continue to lead the world in innovation and reap the health, security, and economic benefits offered by cutting-edge discoveries in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), we must engage the nation’s full talent pool in these growing fields, including America’s girls and women. 

On Thursday, March 20 at 1:00 p.m. ET, the White House will host another episode of “...


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