Current Science

Current Science

The Saint Louis Science Center strives to connect you with the most current and credible scientific information available. Below are areas of newsworthy scientific frontiers that we are following closely.

Did we find life on Venus?

Scientists may be getting warmer in the search for life in the cosmos. Research released on September 14, 2020 in the journal of Nature Astronomy suggests the discovery of phosphine gas in the atmosphere of Venus – a possible signature of microbial life on our planetary neighbor.

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COVID-19 Information

2020 will always be identified with COVID-19. This coronavirus, consisting of less than three dozen proteins, is changing the world. The good news is that we humans are endlessly inventive. In response to COVID-19, we are sprinting to learn, innovate, and change our knowledge as needed.

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Image: NASA.

Mars Perseverance

The Mars 2020 mission is delivering the Perseverance rover to the Red Planet as part of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program. The program’s ongoing series of missions is helping us answer key questions about the potential for life on Mars. While previous missions have helped us look for signs of habitable conditions in ancient times, Perseverance will take it one step further by searching for signs of past microbial life itself.

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Science @ Home

The Saint Louis Science Center is continuing to ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning by using online content to engage our guests and members of all ages to keep learning and growing. Look for DIY science experiments that can be done at home, Amazing Science Demonstrations from our Energy Stage team, connections to local scientists, astronomy updates from our McDonnell Planetarium team, live chats and more.

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As a nonprofit, the Saint Louis Science Center relies on memberships, donations and ticket sales to support free galleries, our education programs, community outreach and daily operation.

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