Pi in the Sky 2
The mathematical constant pi is back in our skies, helping mathematical sleuths like yourself solve stellar problems. Find the dizzying number of times a Mars rover's wheels have rotated in 11 years. Learn how many images it takes to map a new world. Estimate the volume of an alien ocean. And discover just how powerful -- or faint -- our most distant spacecraft's voice can be.
This educational infographic and problem set, crafted by NASA/JPL education specialists with the help of scientists and engineers, gives students insight into the real calculations space explorers use every day and a chance to see some of the real-world applications of the math they're learning in school.
Learn more about the infographic and download resources for educators and students at: jpl.nasa.gov/piday2015
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