- Hello Everyone...and welcome back!In case you missed it, Space Math @ NASA posted three new NASA eClips episodes on the Multimedia page.
**Transits**- Explores the fascinating world of planetary transits and how missions like Kepler use them to discover planets orbiting distant stars**New Horizons Covers the Distance**- On its way to Pluto, this mission will cover 40 Astronomical Units of distance. The episode describes this unit and how it sets the scale for the solar system**Satellites and Solar Eruptions**- Learn about NASA's STEREO mission and discover how solar storms are an interplanetary menace!Also, the draft of a new math resource book**'Transit Math'**is now available for your inspection on the 'books' page! It contains dozens of full-color historical images of the Transit of Venus, newspaper accounts and, yes of course, 44 math problems!Enjoy!+++++++++++++++++++++++++Dr. Sten OdenwaldCode 672Goddard Spaceflight CenterGreenbelt. Maryland 20771Astronomy Cafe (http://www.astronomycafe.net) - Hello Everyone!Space Math @ NASA posted three new math problems today thanks to some exciting new press releases from NASA.
**Problem 407: Cryo-testing the Webb Space Telecope ISIM**Students explore scaling by creating an enlarged geometric model of the ISIM to better appreciate the small changes due to expansion and contraction [Grade: 6-8 | Topics: scale models; proportions; unit conversion]**Problem 406: Growing Grapes in the Middle of the Dessert**Students use a dramatic Earth Observatory-1 satellite image of agriculture in Namibia to estimate the total cultivated area and water needs of grape growing under dessert conditions [Grade: 6-8 | Topics: areas of irregular regions; unit conversion]**Problem 405: Discovering Earth-like Worlds by their Color**Students use recent measurements of the reflected light from solar system bodies to graph their colors and to use this in classifying new planets as Earth-like, moon-like or Jupiter-liike [Grade: 6-8 | Topics: graphing tabular data; interpreting graphical data]**Also, I will be at the NSTA convention in San Francisco this friday, so stop by the NASA booth to say hello, and to pick up a free Math Flyer for your bulletin board!**Visit: http://spacemath.gsfc.nasa.gov

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+++++++++++++++++++++++++Dr. Sten OdenwaldCode 672Goddard Spaceflight CenterGreenbelt. Maryland 20771Astronomy Cafe (http://www.astronomycafe.net)