Jupiter Quest

 

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     A pre-designed project, called Jupiter Quest, has been developed for and implemented at grades K through 12 with a featured focus on the electromagnetic spectrum. Students are posed with the scenario that Earth's resources are limited and the time has come for serious exploration of options within our solar system. They are tasked with researching and planning a mission to the most likely spot in the Jovian system for human colonization. The sophistication of this research varies with the differing grade levels.

 

 

    

  Students are grouped in teams and assigned jobs that simulate the interactions that occur in the scientific community. They explore areas of astronomy, earth science, biology, chemistry, and physics. Aspects of the curriculum easily cross over to thematic connections in mathematics, social studies, language arts, and fine arts. Students use the antenna to collect real-time radio astronomy data on Jupiter at two different wavelengths. The data collected by students in this project is also useful to the scientific community. The data is added to the overall database being accumulated on Jupiter.

     One very exciting aspect of this is that discovery of new phenomena by students is very possible. This is a unique opportunity for students to learn about and to be a part of the ongoing scientific research.

 

 

GOOD BYE GALILEO

     Galileo was born in October of 1977. It was launched into space in October of 1989 and arrived at Jupiter in December of 1995. Galileo circled Jupiter 35 times in its lifetime and on September 21, 2003; Galileo became only the second man-made object to crash into the atmosphere of Jupiter. Throughout its journey, Galileo traveled 2,878,053,500 miles and collected 30 gigabytes of data and 14,000 pictures. During its journey, Galileo collected data that suggests the possibility of an ocean on Europa. 

 

 

 

Students of E=MC2 at Montgomery Central High School in Cunningham, TN give their full attention to the task at hand determining  the temperature of Jupiter during theirJQ mission. E=MC2 students had the unique opportunity to participate in the recent Galileo Impact Mission. Way to go class!!

 

 

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GOOD BYE GALILEO

 

SEPTEMBER 21,2003

 

 

 

E=MC2 EXTREME TEAM

 

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Congratulations on an exciting and productive mission! We appreciate being involved in collecting data during the November 2002 Amalthea flyby and in the final Jovian impact mission.

  --- GAVRT

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