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Article of the month: November 2013
The most volcanically active place is out-of-this-world!
Io might seem like an unlikely place to find volcanoes. Yet when Voyager 1 visited this tiny moon of Jupiter, it found hundreds of volcanic calderas and an active eruption reaching 300 kilometers into space! Why is such a tiny, far off world such a hotbed for volcanism? Read this month’s column to find out!
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Play and learn
Simple and fun learning activities to share with children.
Clues from Ancient Light—With the GALEX space telescope, astronomers know the age of a source's light by its degree of red shift. In this learning-by-analogy activity, kids arrange pictures of familiar objects by judging which is older.
Paint by Pixels—Make a picture using a technique similar to that used by many NASA spacecraft to record and send pictures back to Earth.