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The potent smell of sargassum and the environmental problems the seaweed creates for the Cayman Islands are unlikely to diminish in the coming years, according to a study that appeared in Science magazine on Friday.
It can be tempting to cast your eyes skyward to watch next week’s solar eclipse, but eye experts and the folks at NASA all warn: Don’t do it.
To the students participating in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math conference at the University College of the Cayman Islands, here is the crucial takeaway: Not only is the sky not falling — but education and progress are opening up entirely new vistas for future exploration.
Just days after U.S. President Barack Obama targeted a manned mission to Mars by 2030, one of the men responsible for making it happen was in the Cayman Islands to tell young students they could aspire to be part of it. Dave Lavery, NASA’s program executive for solar system exploration, discussed some of the exploratory work already under way on Mars.
The head of NASA’s Mars Rover program will headline the STEM Carib Conference next month.