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Is There Life Out There? Mars

By: Dannia Rajo Carballo, Journalist

There has always been a question about whether or not aliens exist, or if there is any sort of life on another planet. Well, scientists have discovered evidence that shows signs of liquid water on Mars,...

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Plants Grown in Moon Soil

By: Olivia Sim, Journalist
A team of scientists at the University of Florida have recently made an amazing discovery that proved lunar regolith a suitable substance to grow arabidopsis thaliana, or thale cress. Although the sprouts did indeed show up from the moon soil, the growth was visibly more stunted than the plants in volcanic ash.
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The James Webb Space Telescope is the Future of Astronomy

The James Webb space telescope uses unseen infrared sensitivity, and is able to look back in time 13.5 billion years to see the earliest galaxies born after the big bang!
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Wasserman, Todd. “Chinese Rocket Falls to Earth; Space Debris Problem Worsens.” CNBC, CNBC, 16 May 2020,

Rocket or Missile?

A Chinese rocket could have become a missile.
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Is NASA A Waste of Money?

Is space something that we should explore now? With more pressing issues to deal with on our planet right now, could that money be better used?
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Nasa’s Parker Solar Probe Breaks two Incredible Records

On April 29, when Parker was at it's closest to the sun, which is known as the Perihelion, the solar probe was going so fast that it could circle the Earth 13 times in a single hour!
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4G On The Moon

By: Adam Mokatrin, Journalist
Nokia's new plan with NASA to put 4G wireless on the moon has gotten the attention of many people.
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Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter.  Image Source:  NASA

Perseverance Rover has arrived on Mars

Perseverance is also bringing some more advanced tech with it. It carries a helicopter known as Ingenuity that seeks to test out powered flight conditions on another planet.
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Patrick “Paddy” Neumann works on the Neumann Drive. Photo: Neumann Space.

Australian Student Beats NASA’s Record.

Patrick Neumann or "Paddy" read a lot of science fiction as a kid.
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NASA’s SPHEREx Project Will Be Looking For Clues to the Big Bang

By using infrared light which is not visible to the human eye they will be able to see what secrets the universe holds.
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The Most Earth-Like Planet

Kepler-452b is the first possibly rocky super-Earth planet found orbiting within the habitable zone of a star relatively similar to the Sun.
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Largest Vacuum Chamber. Photo Source: (NASA APPEL Knowledge Services)

The World’s Largest Vacuum Chamber

The world's largest vacuum chamber is in the Space Power Facility which houses a vacuum chamber 30 meters tall and 37 meters across.
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