Science

July 18, 2017

Illustrated Periodic Table Shows How Elements Are Part of Everyday Life

Anyone who ever sat through a high school chemistry class knows how frustrating it can be to tackle the periodic table. Created to give an order to chemical elements according to their atomic number, chemical properties, and electron configurations, the scheme has been in use since the mid-1800s. And now, the table has gotten an update to demonstrate how these elements apply to our daily lives.

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June 5, 2017

New Still Photos of Jupiter Are Set into Motion Against a Cinematic Soundscape

Ever since reaching its destination in July 2016, NASA's Juno spacecraft has captured the imaginations of space lovers worldwide. Recently, on May 19, 2017, Juno conducted its fifth close-up flyby of Jupiter, snapping a new series of photos along the way. Juno's orbit sets it on a path around the planet once every 53 days, including a swing around just 2,200 miles from the gaseous planet's cloud tops.

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May 19, 2017

45 Years Ago NASA Launched an Infographic for Aliens to Find in Outer Space

Did you know that in the 1970s NASA attached a sort of extraterrestrial “greeting card” to its space crafts? Known as the Pioneer plaque, it was bolted to the Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11 in 1972 and 1973, just in case alien life was encountered. Using clear graphic design to spell out the spacecraft's origins, NASA was convinced to do the project by the legendary Carl Sagan.

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