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Article of the month: December 2014
Keeping an Eye on Storms and More
In late July 2013, the question was not if Tropical Storm Flossie would strike Hawaii, but when and where it might do so. During the afternoon hours of July 29, forecasts predicted landfall later that week on the state’s Big Island; however, by the time residents awoke the following morning things had changed. NOAA’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center warned that the islands of Oahu, Molokai and Maui were now at a greater risk. What technology helped them reach this conclusion? Find out in this month's article!
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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.