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Mar’s InSight Rover

Mar’s InSight Rover

Jason M., Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 19, 2018


Filed under Science & Technology

After traveling through space for over 7 months, NASA’s InSight Rover safely landed on the surface of Mars on Tuesday. Scientists will be assessing any damage to the rover in the upcoming days and it will be 6 months before the first scientific results from InSight will come in. NASA hopes that the In...

Two Satellite Galaxies Conflicted ‘Recently’

Two Satellite Galaxies Conflicted ‘Recently’

Darrius H., Reporter

November 27, 2018


Filed under Science & Technology, Showcase

People on Earth living near the Southern Hemisphere are able to see two luminous clouds not too far from the Milky Way. These two clouds are known as the Small Magellanic Cloud, SMC, and the Large Magellanic Cloud, LMC. As of November 8, 2018, new data shows that these two dwarf galaxies collided. ...

SpaceX Rocket Launches

SpaceX Rocket Launches

Darrius H., Reporter

October 23, 2018


Filed under News

Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, more commonly called SpaceX, has helped humanity explore new reaches of technology and space. The latest launch as of October 10, 2018, was on October 7, 2018, launching the Falcon 9. Previous launches included space launch vehicles named Falcon 1, Falcon 9, Falco...

NASA Space X Mission

NASA Space X Mission

Kevin R., Reporter

June 6, 2018


Filed under Science & Technology

NASA Space X is an advanced rocket manufacturer. They make many space stations and rockets. One of the rockets was launched on May 11, 2018. This rocket is called the Falcon 9 which releases a small spacecraft called the Dragon that delivers cargo and people to orbiting destinations such as space stat...

What is a Space Pen?

What is a Space Pen?

Aaron K., Reporter

June 6, 2018


Filed under Science & Technology

The Fisher Pen Company was founded in 1948 by a retired astronaut, Paul C. Fisher. The fisher space pen, also known as the zero gravity pen, is a special pen that allows people to write in outer space, underwater, and in extreme temperatures. The Fisher Space Pen has a lot of uses in many occupations...

Moon Dusts Give Astronauts DNA Damage

Moon Dusts Give Astronauts DNA Damage

Lois H., Reporter

June 5, 2018


Filed under Science & Technology

There are many famous stories about the first person on the moon, life on Mars, global warming on earth, and much more. All of those stories are related to planets and space. Planets are a part of our solar system and affect the way everyone lives, including animals, plants, and of course humans. However,...

Laika The Space Dog

Laika The Space Dog

Jasmine H., Reporter

April 24, 2018


Filed under Features

Laika the Soviet space dog is known to be the first animal to orbit the Earth. Before becoming the famous space dog, Laika was a stray dog that was one of the few dogs recruited for a mission in space. The dogs were trained to be used to the conditions of the Soviet spacecraft Sputnik 2 that was going to be ...

NASA Rover Could Lead To Making Safer Spacesuits

NASA Rover Could Lead To Making Safer Spacesuits

Tanay S., Reporter

March 20, 2018


Filed under Features

Recently, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has gotten the opportunity to analyze how their spacesuits would hold up on the moon. Robots will be sent to Mars with the given spacesuits to see if it is sustainable for humans. This protective gear will be sent to Mars on a rover that...

What is Dark Matter?

What is Dark Matter?

Colin M., Reporter

March 20, 2018


Filed under Science & Technology

Scientists have been studying the universe for a long time, but they have yet to understand the mysterious substance known as dark matter. More than 80 percent of the universe is made of material humankind cannot observe directly. This 80 percent is made of dark matter. Dark matter does not emit light...

SpaceX Falcon Heavy

SpaceX Falcon Heavy

Jayden M., Editor - Features

March 5, 2018


Filed under Science & Technology

On February 6, an aerospace company, SpaceX, launched yet another rocket called the Falcon Heavy. The Falcon Heavy is a rocket designed to transport heavy loads to different parts of space. It can transport up to 140,660 pounds when traveling to low earth orbit, and 58,860 pounds in the geosynchronous or...

SpaceX Falcon Launch Could Give NASA More Options

SpaceX Falcon Launch Could Give NASA More Options

Tanner Y., Reporter

February 27, 2018


Filed under Science & Technology

On Tuesday, Feb. 6, SpaceX launched what is the most powerful rocket in the world, the Falcon Heavy. At 1:30 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., ET, the Falcon Heavy produced 5 million pounds of thrust. This is a demonstration test, so the Falcon Heavy will launch anything into space that is crucial. It is simply just a...

Potentially Hazardous Asteroid Passing Earth

Potentially Hazardous Asteroid Passing Earth

Tanay S., Reporter

February 8, 2018


Filed under Science & Technology

The 2002 AJ219 is one of the hundreds of asteroids passing the Earth, but this asteroid is bigger than the biggest skyscraper ever to be made by man and is traveling with a distance less than 4.65 million miles away from us. This is the closest asteroid to pass Earth in 40 years, and the International...

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