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Webby Special Edition
Columnist: Autumn Burdick
Webby Special Edition
16 April 2013
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Team Science: Vote for Solar System Exploration

Special Edition: A handful of really neat things from the Webby Award galleries:

1. THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES

Our friends on the Mars team were nominated for social media awards in the Overall Social Presence and Education & Discovery categories.

2. CATCHY CAMPAIGN

The Australian "Dumb Ways to Die" campaign was great and it was good to see it get several nominations. Not nominated, but equally fun is the parody "Cool Things to Find" featuring NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.

3. HEY, THAT'S US

We got two nods this year.

4. EDUCATION COMPETITION

We're big fans of education. Where else where NASA get the next generation of scientists and engineers to take us farther? All five of these sites deserve a vote. Take a look at pick your favorite.

5. YEP. WEIRD

The Weird category always turns up some to the glorious strangeness that keeps the Web interesting. The Sound Creatures site caught and held our attention..

6. LIFE AND LOTS OF IT

For now Earth is the only planet we know of that harbors life. And there are few cities better suited to showcase it in all its (human) variety than New York City.

7. SPACE PHOTOGRAPHY

Our competition in the Government category is a great site called "Space Images," They deliver the best images straight from the hardworking robots currently exploring our solar system.

8. STRAIGHT UP BALLOT
Want to see all the nominees lined up on a single screen?

Voting ends April 25 so get out there, support democracy and vote for your favorites.


A little non-Webby business.

9. CELEBRATE EARTH

Mark your calendars. Next week (April 22) is Earth Day. Get ready to celebrate your home planet.

10. (MORE THAN) THREE STOOGES IN SPACE

Sometimes people forget Shemp, one of the original three stooges. But astronomers have them covered in the main asteroid belt with space rocks named for Larry, Moe, Curly and Shemp. Shemp makes its closest approach to Earth this week at a distant 2.1 Astronomical Units (more than twice the distance from Earth to the sun). Remember: Discover an asteroid or comet and you can name it for yourself or many of your favorite people, places or things.


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Autumn is the science writer who enjoys bringing this weekly look at upcoming events and stories from around our solar system to you. Follow SSE on Twitter: @NASASolarSystem
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