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Propose the Next Mission to a Star

It’s time for you to be a scientist. The Voyagers found so many interesting and unexpected things that we now have many more questions about space than we ever had before. NASA plans their next missions off of questions they have from the Voyager missions, and you can too. What could you learn if you got to travel to far away stars? You can choose any star that interests you, including our own. What questions do you have about stars. There is still a lot we don't know.

Here are some images captured by the Hubble Telescope of the farthest star. Nasa says: "More than halfway across the universe, an enormous blue star nicknamed Icarus is the farthest individual star ever seen. The star, harbored in a very distant spiral galaxy, is so far away that its light has taken 9 billion years to reach Earth. It appears to us as it did when the universe was about 30 percent of its current age." Read more about stars that could have habitable planets like ours orbiting them.

Home Support:

Watch the movie with one of your parents, it will really amaze them and you can talk about which star you are interested in researching. Use Wikipedia as a resource to help you plan your proposal as outlined below.

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