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Students get satellite time: Inside the Mars Student Imaging Project

A project that puts middle and high school students in charge of an instrument on NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter received a top prize from the journal Science on Feb. 21, reports Space.com. The journal recognized the Mars Student Imaging Project, which allows young scientists to request time on the Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) instrument aboard the satellite after developing and proposing their own research. But the benefits go beyond learning about Mars…

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