share this page:

Pi in the Sky 2

Pi in the Sky 2

uploaded by Kim Orr

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:

› Check your answers!

Featured infographics