Category Archives: Space

What you need to know about the total solar eclipse

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer

Monday, Aug. 21 will mark the beginning of the new academic year, but it will also mark the day of quite possibly the biggest astronomical event in almost 100 years: a total solar eclipse across the United States.

The great American total solar eclipse coming soon

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer

Can you name something that occurs twice a year? We do adjust our clocks biannually to accommodate daylight savings, but I am not referring to this practice. A solar eclipse happens at least twice a year, and Americans will get to experience a rarity this year.

NASA Makes History with New Horizons’ Flyby of Pluto

By Daniel Morgan, Advertising Manager

After an almost decade-long journey spanning more than three billion miles, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach to Pluto on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 7:49 a.m. ET.

The spacecraft came within 7,750 miles above the dwarf planet’s surface, which is about the same distance between New York and Mumbai, India.

This is the first space mission in history to explore a world so far from Earth. Not only does this feat speak volumes for NASA, but it solidifies the United States’ undeniable role as the leader in space exploration.