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Article of the month: March 2014
Old Tool, New Use: GPS and the Terrestrial Reference Frame
Satellites need to know exactly where they are in the sky. For that to be possible they need to have a reference frame to anchor their location. An internationally ratified terrestrial reference frame serves this purpose. But could it be improved? Could GPS help? Read this month's column to find out!
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Play and learn
Simple and fun learning activities to share with children.
Clues from Ancient Light—With the GALEX space telescope, astronomers know the age of a source's light by its degree of red shift. In this learning-by-analogy activity, kids arrange pictures of familiar objects by judging which is older.
Paint by Pixels—Make a picture using a technique similar to that used by many NASA spacecraft to record and send pictures back to Earth.