Mars InSight will be the first to detect seismic activity on Mars’ surface, first to measure rate of heat transmitted from interior, first to dig nearly 5m down, first to measure magnetic fields on Mars’ surface, and first to use a robotic arm to place instruments on the surface of Mars (assuming it lands of course…) Continue reading
The 358-kilogram InSight probe is the eighth spacecraft to successfully land on Mars without apparent mishap, but it is not yet certain whether it will be able to fulfill its mission to study the planet’s deep interior
Source: Touchdown on Mars: InSight probe completes historic landing
The kilogram, mole, kelvin, and ampere will be redefined by physical constants. Continue reading
American Chemical Society: Chemistry for Life.
In this resource, ACS provides a fun look at common examples of chemistry in everyday life. Great for helping you make STSE connections in your lessons. Continue reading
Astronomers using the European Space Agency’s Gaia space telescope have discovered that our galaxy was involved in a cosmic merger 10 billion years ago.
Source: Milky Way was part of cosmic collision 10 billion years ago | CBC News
Good news for the lazy: Canada’s leading conservation group is asking people not to rake their lawn.
Source: Why you might not want to rake your leaves this fall | CBC News
They explode when you touch them. Even a millionth of a gram can kill you. They can even disable you with their horrifying smell. SciShow introduces you to give of the most dangerous chemicals in the world. Continue reading
A trip to #Mars involves radiation, muscle and bone loss, intermediate axis theorem and liquids. Continue reading