“It has a stark beauty all its own…”

48 years ago today, humans set foot on another world for the first time.  Astronaut Neil Armstrong stood in the barren silver landscape of Earth’s constant companion, the dust around his feet never having been touched by life before.  The fine dust shone in the raw sunlight.  His left boot sank soundlessly. “That’s…one small step…

“A light was turned off today…”

“A light was turned off today,” NASA scientist Firouz Naderi posted on Instagram today after the death of Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman as well as being the first Iranian to receive the prestigious Fields Medal for mathematics. She died after a battle with breast cancer earlier today. Born in 1977, she was, and still…

DENSE Koi Population

  Here are some fun facts on this famous common carp:  Koi Fish Facts     The theme of the Dailypost weekly challenge is  Dense,  in which one of photography’s core elements, texture or feel in appearance, is revisited. It’s an amazing world of science…let’s go exploring!

Are you afraid of being “Smart”?

In today’s world, even with all this competition,  some kids, especially girls,  still seem afraid to show their smarts!  Science needs you to use your intelligence to make great discoveries so we can all make this world a bigger, better, brighter place. Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls is a great website I found on valuing being…

Rhapsody in Green

These photos help represent that science is all around us, not just in space.  GREEN is a great color to symbolize the natural beauty of our wonderful Earth.  All of these photos are from units of the National Park Service, America’s best idea for 100 years and counting!     What are your feelings on…

NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge

Science is the best idea humans have ever had. The more people who embrace that idea, the better.                                                                          …