In this advanced programming activity, students will construct a light-wavelength detector to model future technology for communicating with spacecraft.
In this advanced programming activity, students will construct a light-wavelength detector to model future technology for communicating with spacecraft.
In this intermediate-level programming challenge, students use microdevices along with light and mirrors to build a relay that can send information to a distant detector.
In this intermediate-level programming challenge, students use microdevices along with light and mirrors to build a relay that can send information to a distant detector.
In this illustrated problem set, students use pi to compare the sizes of Mars landing areas, calculate the length of a year for a distant solar system object, measure the depth of the ocean from an airplane, and determine the diameter of a debris disk.
In this illustrated problem set, students use pi to compare the sizes of Mars landing areas, calculate the length of a year for a distant solar system object, measure the depth of the ocean from an airplane, and determine the diameter of a debris disk.
In this illustrated math problem, students use the mathematical constant pi to compare signal strength between traditional radio wave communication and the Deep Space Optical Communication system.
In this illustrated math problem, students use the mathematical constant pi to compare signal strength between traditional radio wave communication and the Deep Space Optical Communication system.
This animated video shows how NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn uses radio science to "peer" beneath the surface of the hazy moon Titan and study its mysterious lakes.
This animated video shows how NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn uses radio science to "peer" beneath the surface of the hazy moon Titan and study its mysterious lakes.
Students learn how waves are used in communication between far-away spacecraft and the Deep Space Network on Earth. They then practice communicating using a similar process, and finally develop a method of communicating using repeated signals.
Students learn how waves are used in communication between far-away spacecraft and the Deep Space Network on Earth. They then practice communicating using a similar process, and finally develop a method of communicating using repeated signals.