Cubes in space

Four Maui High students, with guidance from University of Hawaiʻi professors, have created an experiment to measure how plastic degrades under ultraviolet light.

It was selected by the Cubes in Space program — a competitive, international opportunity for students to send their experiments on a high-altitude NASA balloon flight.

The carefully designed and highly researched experiments must each fit into a tiny 4 by 4 by 4-centimeter cube.

Monique Chyba and Yuriy Mileyko are among the professors working with the Maui students.

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