Written by Xintong Guo, Digital Marketing Intern.
Between school, homework, practice and spending time with loved ones, it’s easy to miss out on the latest in science, technology, engineering, art and math. But don’t worry, Thinkery’s got you covered. Here are some of our favorite STEAM discoveries from the previous week. It’s fuel for your weekend.
Do you like to look out the airplane window for unique scenery? You might have seen marshmallow-like clouds and teeny-tiny buildings, but what about auroras? Auroras, also referred to as polar light, is a natural light display in the sky, predominantly seen in high latitude regions like the Arctic and Antarctic. These mysterious lights are dynamic and constantly changing. On March 24, the first commercial flight to view the aurora australis landed in New Zealand and its passengers were treated to a spectacular celestial light show from the air. Take a look at their one-of-a-kind experience and learn more about auroras!
Not many people can say they’ve see the moon up close and in person. But never fear—The Museum of the Moon art installation from artist Luke Jerram is turning this dream into a reality! Luke is taking a seven-meter-wide moon across the world. Created using detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface, the moon is an approximate scale of 1:500,000. He hopes that this art installation will open up a conversation about the moon’s cultural and societal impact throughout history.
Recently, the world’s biggest dinosaur footprint has been discovered in an area of the Dampier Peninsula, a part of northwestern Australia known as “Australia’s Jurassic Park.” How big is the footprint? Nearly 5’9″ (1.75 meters)! This number indicates the dinosaur was probably around 17 feet (5.3 meters) to 18 feet (5.5 meters) at the hip, which is enormous. The track belonged to a sauropod, a long-necked herbivore, and scientists say there’s nothing that comes close to this length. Learn more about this enormous dinosaur!