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AAAS hosts Family Science Days each February as a way to open the organization’s annual meeting to the public and give scientists attending the meeting an opportunity to witness successful outreach.

A giant asteroid that struck the moon long ago, creating what is possibly the largest and oldest impact crater in the entire solar system, may explain the surprisingly strong magnetic fields that emanate from the lunar crust today, researchers say in the 8 March issue of Science.