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A robotics team from the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute in Albuquerque won first place in the national Swarmathon robotics competition at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida last week. Their research could lead to technology which will help astronauts when exploring the Moon or Mars. 

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In 2014, NASA announced they’d found that the largest plume of methane gas in North America was right here in New Mexico.

At the time, scientists didn’t know exactly where the methane was coming from – but now they’ve completed some research and published their findings.

Outta This World

Jun 30, 2016
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On The Children's Hour, the 4th of July holiday was approaching, and so was the Juno spacecraft as it arrived at its orbit around Jupiter. We learned about the Juno mission: its goals and how you can participate. Plus, it was World UFO Day and we celebrated in the studio. This show was recorded live at KUNM on July 2, 2016.

Tribal College Students Simulate Mars

Mar 30, 2016
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A small battery operated rover rolls back and forth across a tiled floor. It slowly jerks past foam boulders and a green Martian cutout. A few feet away a student types on a computer, controlling the vehicle. The mini-Mars yard room is in full swing at the Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Hunt For The Source Of Four Corners Methane

Apr 24, 2015
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Scientists published a paper on methane levels across the globe last year—and their satellite images show the largest methane anomaly in the United States hovers over northwestern New Mexico. Now, some of the nation’s top scientists have come here to figure out where all that methane’s coming from.