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Saturn’s Rings Are Vanishing

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January 29, 2019

A NASA study shows Saturn’s rings are disappearing at an alarming rate. Ice from the rings is being pulled into the magnetic field and over time will fall into the planet. This phenomenon, called ring rain, will cause Saturn’s rings to vanish. Saturn’s rings are not solid structures, but are ma...

Non-Scientist Bridenstine Wins Senate Approval to Head NASA

U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Tulsa, speaks in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Bridenstine was confirmed in a party-line Senate vote this week to be the next NASA administrator. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Kieran Hogan, World and Politics Editor

April 26, 2018

Jim Bridenstine, House representative and former naval aviator, was confirmed by the Senate for the role of the next NASA administrator on April 19, 2018. NASA hasn’t had a permanent leader in over a year, since Charles Bolden resigned as administrator when Trump took office. NASA vet Robert Ligh...

Voyager 1 Thrusters Fired After 37 Years

This undated file artist's rendering shows one of NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft. NASA says the long-running Voyager 1 spacecraft hurtling toward the edge of the solar system has reached another milestone. Since 2004, the unmanned probe has been exploring a region of space where the solar wind slows abruptly and crashes into the thin gas between stars. NASA said Monday that recent readings show the solar wind has slowed to zero, meaning the spacecraft is getting ever closer to the solar system's edge. (AP Photo/NASA, File)

Anna Levin, Reporter

January 3, 2018

The first man-made object ever to make it to interstellar space has been dormant for 37 years, until now. For the last 40 years, the Voyager 1 has been floating through space, communicating information back to NASA. With the use of thrusters, the spacecraft can be turned and oriented so that an ant...

Remembering the Space Race

First stage of a Jason3 rocket approaches center of landing droneship in Pacific Ocean.  Space X is one of several companies that are renewing a space races; this time between companies rather than countries.  (SpaceX)

Alex Elchev, Reporter

April 28, 2017

The United States may have landed a man on the moon nearly 50 years ago, but the space race has stayed interesting ever since. When the Soviet Union launched Sputnik into space on October 4th, 1957, they started one of the longest technological advancement races in human history. Until its epic conclusi...

Exoplanet discovery excites science community

Exoplanet discovery excites science community

Camile Heck, Reporter

March 29, 2017

Scientists at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) made an earth shattering, or perhaps earth creating, discovery. The announcement, made by NASA Associate Admin Thomas Zurbuchen, revealed the discovery of seven new earth sized planets revolving around the star 2MASS J23062928...

How Close are We to Landing on Mars?

Kieran Hogan, Reporter

February 27, 2017

In 1942 the world launched its first object into space. In 1969 the first humans walked on the moon. How long until we set foot on Mars? A human has never stood on the Red Planet. In 1972 we accomplished the first soft landing by the unmanned probe “Mars 3”, launched by the Soviet Union. Scie...

Global Warming

Global Warming

Anna Levin, Reporter

January 4, 2017

Global Warming is one of the most highly debated phenomenons of the natural world. After the first claim in 1896, many scientists have studied how the emission of greenhouse gases affect the atmosphere. Though many have heard of it, there is a widespread confusion around the idea of global warming. Over the p...

James Webb Space Telescope to Launch in 2018

Engineers and technicians assemble the James Webb Space Telescope on Nov. 2, 2016 at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. It is scheduled to be launched in October 2018. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Joel Neuschwander, Copy Editor

December 15, 2016

What if it was possible to see 13 billion years into the past? That’s the question that will be answered by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the $8.7 billion telescope that is scheduled to launch into orbit around the sun in October of 2018. Previously known as the Next Generation Space Teles...

NASA Accepting Applications for Future Astronauts

In this photo provided by NASA and posted on Twitter on October  26, 2015, astronaut, Scott Kelly, tries on his spacesuit inside the U.S. Quest airlock of the International Space Station. NASA opened its astronaut-application website Monday, December 14, 2015. It's accepting applications through February 18, 2016 (NASA via AP).

April 1, 2016

By: Brenna Holycross That childhood dream of becoming an astronaut might be able to come true. Nasa was accepting applications for future astronauts on December 14, 2015 through mid-February 2016. They expect to announce the candidates selected mid-2017. According to NASA, more than 18,300 peopl...

NASA, Students Look to Space

FILE - This image made available by NASA on Friday, July 24, 2015 shows a combination of images captured by the New Horizons spacecraft with enhanced colors to show differences in the composition and texture of Pluto's surface. The images were taken when the spacecraft was 280,000 miles (450,000 kilometers) away. The New Horizons was programmed to fire its thrusters Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, putting it on track to fly past a recently discovered, less than 30-mile-wide object out on the solar system frontier. The close encounter with 2014 MU69 would occur in 2019. It orbits nearly 1 billion miles beyond Pluto. (NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI via AP)

February 1, 2016

By: Paige Randall 70 years ago mankind took its first leap to the stars. From deploying some of the first high altitude planes to putting a man on the moon, NASA continues to press forward further and further into the the unknown galaxy. In 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration...

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