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The Apollo 11 Mission Was Not All It Was Cracked Up To Be

This PowerPoint presentation includes ten slides of information about the Apollo 11 moon landing. This resource can be used for whole-class, small group, or independent activities. After returning to the LM, Armstrong and Aldrin engaged its propulsion system to shift from their near circular orbit into an elliptical one before initiating their powered descent initiation […]

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Planets Like Mercury and Venus Are Not Considered to Be Possible Candidates for Life

Mercury and Venus, unlike most rocky planets in our Solar System, are typically not considered suitable places for life to exist; their harsh conditions make them unsuitable as candidates for life support systems. Yet engineers have created spacecraft capable of withstanding these inhospitable worlds’ harsh environment. Scientists have recently discovered that Venus’ atmosphere contains phosphine,

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Why is the Sky Not Blue?

As soon as sunlight hits our atmosphere, its rays scatter, creating what is known as Rayleigh scattering, named for 19th century physicist Lord Rayleigh. Shorter wavelength light such as blue and violet scatters more than long wavelength light; hence why our sky appears bluer. This phenomenon was named for Lord Rayleigh’s 19th century experiment on

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