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View Resource If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel

It is one thing to know intellectually that the universe is enormous, but it is another thing entirely to genuinely understand just how vast it is and how tiny humans are in comparison. One tool to help provide that perspective is this wonderful visualization created by Josh Worth, a graphic and web designer based in Los Angeles. As its title suggests, this project is "a tediously accurate scale...

View Resource NISE Network: Moon Landing 50th Anniversary

Educators in a variety of settings may want to check out this collection of resources assembled by the National Informal STEM Education (NISE) Network to help commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. In this well-organized collection, readers will find links to five websites created by NASA and the Lunar Planetary Institute specifically for this anniversary, as well as links to nine...

View Resource DBeaver

DBeaver is a database client and administration tool that can interface with a large number of database servers. In DBeaver's graphical database explorer, users may examine and edit the structure of a database (e.g., the tables, columns, indexes, stored procedures, etc). Also included is an interactive SQL execution environment that includes syntax highlighting and offers auto-completion as...

View Resource Krita

Krita is a graphics editor designed primarily for digital painting and animation. Its unique features include a brush stabilization engine that supports several methods of smoothing brush strokes, a brush engine that allows users to create their own custom drawing tools, and a customizable pop-up palette. A complete list of aspects is presented on the Features section of the website. This section...

View Resource Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

Readers interested in high-quality images of the moon may appreciate the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), which has been in operation since 2009. This project describes itself as a "system of three cameras mounted on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) that capture high resolution photos of the lunar surface." Visitors may like to begin with LROC's Images section, where they will...