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Help NASA Study Mars -- Planet Four: Terrains
Help planetary scientists characterize surfaces on Mars by examining images taken with the Context Camera. The exotic terrains of Mars' south pole have many forms unlike anything on Earth. We would like your help to map where they occur in images taken by the Context Camera aboard Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

World’s Largest K-12 Science Competition

Subscribe to Connected Science Learning
Sign up now to receive Connected Science Learning, a new, free e-journal bridging the worlds of formal and informal science education. The first issue, to be launched on March 15, will focus on successful formal/informal science education collaborations, including Urban Advantage Denver, Omaha's Zoo Academy, and the STEM Pathways Program in Minneapolis.

Cassini Scientist for a Day Essay Contest
The 2015-16 Cassini Scientist for a Day Essay Contest is open to students in grades 5-12. Students will choose one of three topics and write an essay about why they think an image should be taken by the Cassini spacecraft. Essays must be under 500 words.

Student Climate Research Internship in New York City
The NASA GISS Climate Change Research Initiative is a summer internship opportunity for high school and undergraduate students to work directly with NASA scientists in a NASA research project associated with the science related to climate change. High school interns will work for 40 hours per week for a six-week period in the summer session and undergraduate students work full time for eight weeks to complete a research project. Applications are due March 1, 2016

SOHO's Birthday Image Contest
SOHO’s 20th birthday was Dec 2! Join @NASASunEarth to vote for your favorite SOHO image.

2016 NASA Space Settlement Design Contest
Design a space settlement! Space settlements are permanent communities in orbit, as opposed to a place to work for a few months and go home.The NASA Space Settlement Design Contest is for K-12 students throughout in the world. Individuals or teams may enter. Submissions must be received by March 1, 2016.