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Greetings fellow Citizen Scientists! Time to talk about a new feature: Teams! Teams let you combine your efforts and work toward CosmoQuest goals together. For teachers, you can join your students together into a classroom, view your students’ progress,…
Greetings fellow Citizen Scientists! Time to talk about a new feature: Teams! Teams let you combine your efforts and work toward CosmoQuest goals together.
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For many who have been paying (perhaps a bit too much) attention to the Pluto system fly by (can their be too much attention of that?) today is the day to sleep. No press conferences. No news was expected.* It’s just a day to catch up and bask in the data…
For many who have been paying (perhaps a bit too much) attention to the Pluto system fly by (can their be too much attention of that?) today is the day to sleep. No press conferences. No news was expected.
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It is now 12:20pm Eastern on encounter day and with nothing to do but wait for New Horizons to call us back and let us know it’s ok, everyone seems to have developed a case of the creative and/or a case of the sillies. We here at CosmoQuest are down with…
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Ok, so science can be a time of staring outside thinking “Wow it’s rainy” or “Wow it’s hot” while being inside bored. Mapping worlds is awesome, but sometimes you need a break because all the craters start to make you cross-eyed. For those moments of “I…
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Summer time is when we work to catch up on all the little things, and if you’ve been mapping lately, you may have noticed a slow roll out of little changes that add up to an improved (we hope) user experience. One of our most exciting changes is the…
Summer time is when we work to catch up on all the little things, and if you've been mapping lately, you may have noticed a slow roll out of little changes that add up to an improved (we hope) user...
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Sneak Attack of #Science 
 
*Special Tuesday time! * Last show before Hiatus!**

Join +Fraser Cain  and +Pamela Gay for a live episode of Astronomy Cast. We'll record our 30-minute show, and then stick around to answer your questions about space and astronomy. 

Astronomy Cast Ep. 383: Approaches to Absolute Zero

The coldest possible theoretical temperature is Absolute Zero, this is the point at which no further energy can be extracted from a system. How are physicists working to get as close as possible to this extreme cold?
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Sneak attack - +Astronomy Cast is on Tuesdays this week and next.

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**This week and next, we're at a special Tuesday time!**

Join +Fraser Cain  and +Pamela Gay for a live episode of Astronomy Cast. We'll record our 30-minute show, and then stick around to answer your questions about space and astronomy. 

Ep. 382: Degenerate Matter

In some of the most extreme objects in the Universe, white dwarfs and neutron stars, matter gets strange, transforming into a material that physicists call “degenerate matter”. Let’s learn what it is, how it forms.
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Make time for science!

(Would 3 hours from now be a good time?)
 
Audi, the famous carmaker, has partnered with Google Lunar XPRIZE team Part-Time Scientists, and are now ready to help them get their Audi lunar quattro rover to the Moon! Join us and Part-Time Scientists for a live Hangout on what inspires them; how the exciting new partnership with Audi is going; and the everyday realities of making a major Moonshot happen.

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A global team of scientists and engineers are all working toward constructing missions to land on, travel across, and send video back from the Moon. With this new Google Hangout on Air series, co-hosted by CosmoQuest, we will introduce you to the men & women behind each of these planned missions and bring you all the latest developments and inspiration from the Google Lunar XPRIZE.
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We are in the race up to New Horizons fly past Pluto and Charon, and things are starting to fly fast and furious. The biggest thing we’re noticing is the words are changing from, “The best so far, with better to come,” to “The best we’ll get from New…
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It’s that time of year again. It’s Vizzie Time. For those of you not aware of this (admittedly not well known) competition, the Vizzies are a yearly science visualization competition sponsored by the National Science Foundation and currently hosted by the…
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Maybe some of the pretty pictures from New Horizons will grab a Vizzie.  Did any from Cassini ever win?  If not, that defines miscarriage of justice.  
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Got a moment for science? Starting in one hour, hosted by +Georgia Bracey and +Pamela L. Gay 
 
It's a sneak attack of summer science! 

Join us to learn about ways you and the kiddos can get involved in doing science this summer. This week's episode is hosted by +Pamela L. Gay and +Georgia Bracey 
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Wed, July 1, 5:00 PM
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About once a day, someone here at the SIUE location for CosmoQuest gets an email, Facebook inquiry, or Tweet asking, “Is it true Pluto’s a planet again?” No. Nope. Nah ah. Seriously dude, no.  … We’re starting to run out of new ways to say the exact same…
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Looks like it has achieved hydrostatic equilibrium, and given it's size (mass), number of orbital trips since formation / capture as well as enormous orbital path, it has cleared it as well as the earth or mars.  Given it orbits the sun (with some eccentricities), let's call a planet a planet, shall we?  Besides, I need the pizzas put back in my mnemonic!  
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