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There’s No More Space for Trash

Each dot represents a piece of space junk and not pictured are the thousands of operational satellites in orbit. This image was computer generated to provide a good view of the objects in the geosynchronous orbit area (around 35,785 km altitude). (NASA)

Kieri Karpa, Head Layout Manager

April 15, 2019

What do outer space and the world’s oceans have in common? They’re riddled with trash. With the ever increasing awareness of environmental issues, one critical location is being overlooked: space. According to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), more than 500,000 pieces of debris...

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...

Three Supermoons Coming this Summer

The May 5, 2012 supermoon, right, appears much large than the November 28, 2012 micromoon, left. A supermoon occurs when the moon is at perigee, the spot where the moon is closest to Earth in its’ orbit. (NASA/Catalin Paduraru)

Kieri Karpa, Head Layout Manager

May 16, 2018

From causing lunacy to creating natural disasters, there are a lot of misconceptions about supermoons. This summer, there will be three supermoons, coming on June 13th, 2018, as well as July 13th, 2018 and August 11th, 2018. These three supermoons will fall at the new moon phase, so unfortunately the...

SpaceX Successfully Tests Falcon Heavy Rocket

Alex Elchev, Section Editor

February 14, 2018

SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time on February 6, 2018. The rocket was successfully launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk's’ 2008 Tesla Roadster as its cargo, with plans to put the car into orbit around Mars...

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...

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...

Astronomers Announce Discovery of 9th Planet

The imagined view from Planet Nine back toward the sun. Astronomers think the huge, distant planet is likely gaseous, similar to Uranus and Neptune. Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC)

February 19, 2016

By: Brenna Holycross One new planet was found, and it proves you don’t have to see to believe. On January 20th, 2016, astronomer Mike Brown announced that there appears to be a ninth planet in our solar system. This ninth planet that he found is expected to be ten-times more massive than Earth,...

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