This Week in STEM: Space and Pokémon

This Week in STEM: Space and Pokémon

At Concept Schools we get a little bit excited about all things related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We always keep an eye out on what’s going on in STEM in the news. Each week we will share what we think is awesome and worth learning about.

There are many more amazing things going on in STEM than we have shared, so leave a comment with your favorite STEM news from this week.  

Astronomers get a look under Jupiter’s “Great Red Spot” 

For nearly 200 years, astronomers have been observing Jupiter’s “Great Red Spot.” On Monday, NASA’s Juno Mission passed over the storm. Astronomers are hoping to gain insight into how this nearly 350-year-old storm is an ongoing phenomenon.

Photo Credit: NASA

How Many Particles are in the Universe?

Have you ever wondered how many particles were in the universe? Have you ever wanted to know what kind of math goes into answering such a question? Numberphile posted a video answering just these questions, and we think it’s worth the watch!

 

10 facts about the light, the dark, and the total solar eclipse

The Internet is abuzz with all things solar eclipse,including this fun list of facts surrounding the topic.

The 2008 solar eclipse

 

Life on Mars just got a bit more complicated

Remember that time NASA found evidence of water on Mars? All eyes have been on Mars as we entertain the possibility of life and space colonies, but recent findings show that  life on Mars might not be as likely as we had hoped.

Comic from Unearthed Comics

Pokémon Go: One Year Later

The popular AR game that took the world by storm last summer is one year old! CNET went around their office to ask employees what they remember about the game.

Happy Birthday, Pokémon GO!

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