Classroom Activity

Particle Detection Activity
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Audience: Educators
Grades: Informal


Recruit four to 30 participants to play Particle Detection. They will "launch particles from space" to demonstrate how the Interstellar Boundary Explorer spacecraft works. The IBEX mission is the first NASA spacecraft to image and map the dynamic interactions taking place where the hot solar wind slams into the cold expanse of space.

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