Pi in the Sky Infographic


In honor of Pi Day, March 14 (or 3.14), 2013, the JPL Education Office has released an infographic highlighting some of the ways scientists and engineers at the laboratory use pi in their daily work. For example, scientists can use pi (along with mass and radius) to calculate the density of an asteroid and its material makeup.

The infographic also features a pi- and planetary-themed mathematics challenge for students that asks them to find various measurements for a fictional "Planet Pi," which appropriately has a circumference of 314,152 miles.

The infographic is available on the JPL Infographics website and as a full-resolution download below.

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  • Kim Orr
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