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Frontiers in Astrophysics: The Core of the Moon


A key unknown in lunar science is to what extent the Moon is a melted, radially layered planet like Earth or a primordial unmelted relic of the early solar system, like many asteroids. A new era of lunar exploration is underway, offering major new insights into this decades-old question.

In this podcast from the April 8 "Frontiers" lecture series, planetary scientist Ben Weiss of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reviews current understanding of the lunar interior and shares new results from spacecraft observations and studies of Apollo samples. 

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Coursera Teams Up with Museum to Provide Free Online Courses for Science Teachers

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The American Museum of Natural History is partnering with Coursera, a leading Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provider, to offer science courses for teachers worldwide. The partnership, initiated in conjunction with several other museums and schools of education, marks Coursera’s first foray into professional development for educators at the K–12 level. 

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Doodle 4 Google Contest Winners Coming to the Museum

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This year, in a Doodle 4 Google contest, K–12 students in the U.S. were invited to redesign the Google logo on the theme of "My Best Day Ever..." Later this month, the entries from 50 state winners will be displayed at the American Museum of Natural History, in the Rose Center Gallery, from May 22 through July 14.



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