TU researchers, Bridenstine, talk technical about space, plus more collaboration | Govt-and-politics

TU researchers, Bridenstine, talk technical about space, plus more collaboration | Govt-and-politics

On July 30, 2020, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration launched its latest vehicle into space. The Perseverance rover is on its way to Mars, where it will land in February 2021 to search for signs of ancient life and collect rock and soil samples for future study. 

The Perseverance rover is NASA’s most recent excursion into the cosmos. Since Oct. 1, 1958, this American institution has contributed much to the dense knowledge of astronomy and space science. Whether it’s through direct space exploration with drones or manned spaceflights, astute observations through a telescope, or satellite images of our world and solar system, NASA pushes the boundaries of aeronautics, aerospace research, and continues to make new inroads with civilian space exploration.

Topics of space and space exploration have always fascinated people. Constellations allowed early sailors to chart their way across oceans and explorers to find their way across giant, unexplored landmasses. The mysteries of space, the heavens, and the expansiveness of our world have inspired religions, literature, and pushed the boundaries of where people believe they fit in the universe. With the advent of rockets and other technologies in the 20th century, public interest in what might be out there beyond our own planet and solar system has only grown.

To celebrate the launch of the Perseverance rover, Stacker compiled a list of real “Jeopardy!” clues about space. The show often acts as a gauge for public interest and curiosity, and its clues have been meticulously cataloged at the J! Archive, where every show is listed up through early 2020. For this gallery, we’ve expressed each clue along with the “Jeopardy!” category in which it was found, the monetary value of the clue, and the date in which it aired on television. The following slide will then reveal the answer in the form of a question (of course), along with some additional information and trivia about the subject in question.

Keep reading to test your knowledge of space and the history of NASA.

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