Volume: 05, Issue: 14 07/11/2007 
Phoenix streaks through the Martian atmosphere protected by its heat shield as it uses friction to decrease its velocity. Image credit: JPL.
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When stars are more massive than about 8 times the Sun, they end their lives in a spectacular explosion called a supernova. Image credit: NASA/CXC/Penn State/G.Garmire et al.
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Let's face it. There are moon buggies; and there are Moon Buggies. This is the real deal -- the lunar rover from the Apollo 15 mission on the lunar surface. Image credit: NASA.
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Other Articles in This Issue:
STS-118: Build the Station, Build the Future
Astronomers Claim to Find the Most Distant Known Galaxies
NASA's Spitzer Finds Water Vapor on Hot, Alien Planet
NASA Readies Mars Lander for Launch to Icy Site

Summer Programs for Teachers

Check out these courses, workshops, programs, and institutes for teachers looking to further their professional development.

NTEN Summer Professional Development Courses
The National Teachers Enhancement Newtork (NTEN) is offering 22 course in 11 disciplines including astronomy, biology, chemistry, Earth science, education, entomology, land resources and environmental science, math, microbiology, nutrition, and physics. Please visit the following website for more information:

Montana State University’s Intercollege Programs for Science Education
IPSE is offering field and lab graduate courses for middle and high school teachers. Sessions vary from two days to six weeks. Participants may choose from courses such as electricity and magnetism, physics by inquiry, and thermal biology. Please visit the following website for more information:

The Space Foundation’s Summer Space Discovery Graduate Courses
The Space Foundation offers programs to support teachers and achieve standards-based education by integrating science, technology, engineering, and math into their daily curriculum. Each summer, teachers participate in intensive, week-long graduate-level training in residence in Colorado Springs. For more information, please visit the following website:

New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Summer Institutes
NJIT will offer four-day and eight-day institutes for teachers of secondary-grade students to help them integrate engineering concepts and standards-based lesson plans into their science or mathematics instruction. Institute content is designed to help teachers excite students about the study of science and math. Please visit the following website for more information:

NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium Summer Workshops
The workshops offer innovative ways to teach science in the classroom, information on the latest science research, and standards-based activities. Educators of grades 4-12 from across the country are encouraged to apply. Attendees will work side-by-side with Penn State faculty. Please visit the following website for more information:

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