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More than meets the eye: how space telescopes see beyond the rainbow

By Claudia Mignone and Rebecca Barnes

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How do astronomers investigate the life cycle of stars? At the European Space Agency, it’s done using space-based missions that observe the sky in ultraviolet, visible and infrared light – as this fourth article in a series about astronomy and the electromagnetic spectrum describes.

Simulating the effect of the solar wind

By Theodoros Pierratos, Paraskevi Tsakmaki and Christos Papageorgiou

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The smooth operation of communications satellites can be influenced by solar weather. Mimic this effect on a smaller scale in the classroom with a simple demonstration.

Glaciers on Mars: looking for the ice

By Miguel A. de Pablo and Juan D. Centeno

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One of the scientists’ main interests in Mars research is water. Is there water on Mars?

A range of scales: from fusing a nucleus to studying a dwarf planet

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Science in School is published by EIROforum, a collaboration between eight of Europe’s largest inter-governmental scientific research organisations (EIROs). This article reviews some of the latest news from EIROs.

Peering into the darkness: modelling black holes in primary school

By Monica Turner

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Having difficulties explaining black holes to your students? Why not try these simple activities in the classroom?

Casting light on solar wind: simulating aurorae at school

By Philippe Jeanjacquot and Jean Lilensten

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The aurorae are one of the wonders of the natural world. Using some simple apparatus, they and related phenomena can easily be reproduced in the classroom.

Galileo and the moons of Jupiter: exploring the night sky of 1610

By Carla Isabel Ribeiro

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Learn how you and your students can use mathematics to study Jupiter’s moons.

Cool and hot science for a bright future

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Science in School is published by EIROforum, a collaboration between eight of Europe’s largest inter-governmental scientific research organisations. This article reviews some of the latest news from the EIROforum members (EIROs).

More than meets the eye: the exotic, high-energy Universe

By Claudia Mignone and Rebecca Barnes

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In the third article in this series on astronomy and the electromagnetic spectrum, learn about the exotic and powerful cosmic phenomena that astronomers investigate with X-ray and gamma-ray observatories, including the European Space Agency’s XMM-Newton and INTEGRAL missions.

Bigger, faster, hotter

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Science in School is published by EIROforum, a collaboration between eight of Europe’s largest inter-governmental scientific research organisations. This article reviews some of the latest news from the EIROforum members (EIROs).

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