PHYS 101 First Assignment
The lasts several years have been rich in scientific and technological achievements. Some of them received much attention in the popular media, and probably aroused your curiosity. Here are a few examples: the visit of the New Horizons spacecraft to Pluto and the subsequent discovery of the world beyond Pluto; the discovery of Kepler 452b, an Earth-like planet orbiting an older “cousin” of our Sun; the addition of four new elements to the Periodic Table, and, more recently, the space probe to Jupiter. Your task is to prepare a short report (about 250 words or one typed page) on one such topic that especially interested you. Assume that you are writing for a young (high-school) audience for the purpose of stimulating their interest in science.