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Branching out – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 24 October 2018 | 0 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

Do you know your trees, moons and non-metals? We’ve got a bunch of tricky trivia here for you this round! If you’re after more fun science for kids, subscribe to Double Helix magazine!  

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Gravity well Activity

by David, 11 October 2018 | 0 comments

A hand placing a larger pink ball onto a piece of blue fabric which already has a small black ball on it.

Have you ever wanted to experiment with the orbits of moons and planets? Time to make a gravity simulator!

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Mapping the Moon Activity

by David, 31 May 2018 | 0 comments

Photograph of the face of the Moon

Pick a time to head outside at night and see if you can find these features on the face of the Moon.

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A wiggly photo shoot for the Moon

by David, 19 July 2017 | 0 comments

A wiggly photo of a cratered surface.

If humans return to the Moon, they will need good maps. Luckily, one plucky little spacecraft has been making them. For the past seven years, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has been painstakingly photographing almost all of the Moon’s surface. But the mission has not always gone to plan. One day, a photo came out…

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Massive asteroid passes close to Earth

by , 30 January 2015 | 0 comments

On Monday, the Earth survived a close encounter with a very large asteroid. If you think that a massive rock hurtling through space close to Earth is terrifying, be comforted that in this case, close is still 1.2 million kilometres away. At this distance the enormous asteroid seems rather lovely for a lump of rock, especially…

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