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thermometorIn the past century, the world’s average temperature has risen by about one and a half degrees Fahrenheit or .8 degrees Celsius. Although Fahrenheit is commonly used in the United States, Celsius is the most common temperature scale used throughout the world. It’s also the scale most often used by scientists. Here’s how you can convert Fahrenheit to Celsius:

  1. Start with the number of degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Subtract 32.
  3. Multiply by 5.
  4. Divide the product by 9.

Check your daily newspaper for the high and low temperatures in your town. Use this formula to figure out the temperatures in degrees Celsius.

Astro Cappella


Even as they unlock the mysteries of celestial objects, astronomers are inspired by the heavens. An upcoming mission to monitor Gamma Ray Bursts inspired a group of astrophysicists at the Goddard Space Center to write and perform a song.

Click here to download their cosmic composition (mp3 format)


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