We need a soil sample from South Korea

High School students working at the Barboza Space Center are working on growing better plants for Mars.  www.BarbozaSpaceCenter.com We need a test-tube size sample of soil from your country for experiments we will be conducting in July, 2018 in Los Angeles and Long Beach, California.  We want to collaborate with other high school students from […]

Looking for Talented Science Students

Regeneron Science Talent Search 2018 The Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS), a program of Society for Science & the Public (Society) is the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors.  Since 1942, first in partnership with Westinghouse, then with Intel 1998-2016, and now with Regeneron, the Society has provided a national […]

Exploring how light works on Earth and Mars

How Lightning is Created The conditions needed to produce lightning have been known for some time. However, exactly how lightning forms has never been verified so there is room for debate.Leading theories focus around separation of electric charge and generation of an electric field within a thunderstorm. Recent studies also indicate that ice, hail, and […]

Can we find lightning storms on Mars?

How Sandstorms Generate Spectacular Lightning Displays How can nonconducting sand particles transfer the huge amounts of charge needed to generate spectacular lightning displays? A new model finally explains this phenomenon. Comments:  Our students have been asking if there are lightning storms on Mars?    We wanted to share this article that came from MIT. One […]

Studying Mars While Visiting New Mexico, USA

El Morro National Monument Barboza Space Center News:   We have just returned from our summer New Mexico geology field trip. We are always looking to compare and contract Earth and Mars. We invite you to visit our most recent photo essay below.   In addition, we are paving the way for our 2018 Barboza […]