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We at CurioCity plan to provide grades 8-12 educators with a citizen science Action Project involving their Tomatosphere™ plants. This project will enable classes across Canada to do the same inquiry and have a common place to share and compare their data.

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What goes up, must come down, but with rockets they don’t usually come down in one piece! On November 23, 2015, Blue Origin made a historic flight of its New Shepard rocket, sending it 100 km high into space and then successfully landing the rocket at its base. (3:13 min.)

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What are gravitational waves? Gravity seems like a familiar enough concept, but what exactly is waving?

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Professor Brian Cox uncovers what the sun is actually made of and how we can learn this without actually travelling there. Taken from Can We Make A Star On Earth? (3:48 min.)

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The Martian may have been one of the biggest hit movies of 2015, but what did real astronauts think of it? Read former CSA astronaut Robert Thirsk's review to find out!

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A landmark day for Einstein and our understanding of the universe: the detection of gravitational waves. Brian Greene explains the discovery. (3:10 min.)

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After a decades-long quest, The MIT-Caltech collaboration LIGO Laboratories has detected gravitational waves, opening a new era in our exploration of the universe. (5:26 min.)

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Even on relatively short trips close to Earth, astronauts have regularly experienced bone loss. To better understand why, you need to know a bit about how bones are formed and maintained in your body.

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I trained for and flew on two space missions: STS-78 space shuttle mission in 1996 and ISS Expedition 20/21 in 2009.

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This MinutePhysics video looks at the pros and cons of putting telescopes in space. The pros greatly outweigh the cons, particularly overcoming the distortion that our atmosphere creates when objects are viewed from earth. (2:20 min.)

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