Stardust-NExT: Comet Interactive

Program Element / Activity Title:
Stardust-NExT: Comet Interactive
E/PO Project Name:
Stardust NExT Mission Education and Public Outreach
Contact Information:
Aimee Meyer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mail Stop
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
Program Element / Activity Partners within NASA:
Collaboration with Dawn, EPOXI, and Rosetta.
Short Description:

Comet Interactive was designed to introduce all levels of user to comets. Information includes overview of comets in a 3:41 second video documentary provided to the mission by; Comet Life Cycle section where user can view the changes which occur as a comet as it travels on its orbit; Comet Anatomy section which demonstrates the various components of a comet; and a Comet Specifications section highlighting Comets Borrelly, Wild 2, Tempel 1, 67P, and Hartley. This section shows detailed fact about the comets including known composition, orbit, characteristic, and NASA's mission (both past and present) that have gathered scientific data.

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National Priorities and Coordination Approaches as Articulated in CoSTEM:
  • Increase and Sustain Youth and Public Engagement in STEM