Exploring Strange New Worlds

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This activity is a simulation of the progression of missions employed by NASA to collect observations and research exoplanets orbiting distant stars. Participants become members of a research team that makes observations on three modeled alien worlds. The first observations are the simplest viewing at a distance and progressively collect more data by moving closer to the planets and using advanced technologies, until they ultimately collect a sample of the planet they are observing.

Tags: data, rover, mission, remote sensing, sample return, planets, lander, observation, exoplanets, measurement

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