How do satellites map volcanic ash clouds?

How do satellites map volcanic ash clouds?

Cooking a comet - VIDEO  Using party ice, water and charcoal, Rosetta Mission engineer Warwick Holmes and University of Waikato’s John Little create a model of a comet in front of a live audience.

Cooking a comet - VIDEO Using party ice, water and charcoal, Rosetta Mission engineer Warwick Holmes and University of Waikato’s John Little create a model of a comet in front of a live audience.

Landing the Philae - VIDEO Avionics engineer Warwick Holmes worked on the Rosetta Mission. He explains how they planned the landing of the Philae and what actually happened.

Landing the Philae - VIDEO Avionics engineer Warwick Holmes worked on the Rosetta Mission. He explains how they planned the landing of the Philae and what actually happened.

To catch a comet: The Rosetta Mission. Find out about the remarkable mission to land a probe on a speeding comet.

To catch a comet: The Rosetta Mission. Find out about the remarkable mission to land a probe on a speeding comet.

Satellites measure sea ice thickness

Satellites measure sea ice thickness

Key Terms    This resource provides explanations of the key concepts encountered when exploring Satellites – the ‘basics’ that every student should understand.

Key Terms This resource provides explanations of the key concepts encountered when exploring Satellites – the ‘basics’ that every student should understand.

Space junk – or orbital debris – is a term used for all of the objects orbiting the Earth that were created by humans but no longer serve a useful purpose.

Space junk – or orbital debris – is a term used for all of the objects orbiting the Earth that were created by humans but no longer serve a useful purpose.

SPOTTING SATELLITES: In this activity, students use web-based resources (including apps) to help them spot and learn more about artificial satellites as they move across the sky.

SPOTTING SATELLITES: In this activity, students use web-based resources (including apps) to help them spot and learn more about artificial satellites as they move across the sky.

The size, orbit and design of a satellite depend on its purpose. In this interactive, scientists discuss the functions of various satellites and orbits.

The size, orbit and design of a satellite depend on its purpose. In this interactive, scientists discuss the functions of various satellites and orbits.

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