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Planets of the Gliese 581 System

This artist's conception shows the inner four planets of the Gliese 581 system and their host star, a red dwarf star only 20 light years away from Earth. The large planet in the foreground is the newly discovered GJ 581g, which has a 37-day orbit right in the middle of the star's habitable zone (the Goldilocks Zone) and is only three to four times the mass of Earth, with a diameter 1.2 to 1.4 times that of Earth.
 
Image Credit: Lynette Cook
Credit: nasa.gov
 



These are the homework and neat science pages for 
Mr. Shelton's students.

Science Topics

What is  CERN (pdf) and what do they hope to discover?  What is the  current status at CERN?

What is  dark matter and  dark energy ?

An absolutely amazing example of engineering are the  Mars Rover Spirit,  operating over 11 years past its 90 day warranty.

With the retirement of the Space Shuttle, NASA is now developing the next generation of manned spacecraft.  Manned and unmanned low Earth orbit vehicles, such as SpaceX's Dragon are being designed and tested by  commercial companies .  But flights beyond Earth orbit will be in the NASA's new Orion capsule.  Riding atop NASA's SLS heavy lift vehicle , the Orion will be capable of flights to the moon, Mars, and the Asteroid Belt.

Classroom Stuff


Here is an interesting link for students who are having a difficult time, figuring out  how to study

Here is a link to tutorials for chemistry, physics and almost anything else.  "Learn almost everything for free" .
And, if you don't believe that there's such a thing as "recreational mathematics" check this out.   Doodling in Math Class .

College and Careers


What is a physicists and what do they do?   American Physical Society .

Summer programs are a great opportunity to experience the college campus and to learn some science/engineering from a college professor.  Many programs offer scholarships to attend.


Why not become an astronaut ? Can you meet the qualifications?  Have you checked?

Want some help researching a career ?

Interested in an engineering program? Scholarships are available from the Society of Women Engineers .