Currently, I’m taking an astronomy class because of course, I want to fulfill my natural science requirement, but taking the class also revitalized my interest in the universe. As we all know, there are eight planets in our solar system. They are unique in their own ways. Here are my rankings for the planets in […]

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Astronaut Scott Kelly, the American who, at 520 days, holds the record for the most time spent in space, announced Friday that he is retiring, ending a storied career for a NASA veteran. Kelly just returned from an almost year-long journey to the International Space Station, which was the longest single mission to the ISS. […]

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You know how NASA, other various space programs and a few astronomy folk have been trying to tackle the Mars frontier for decades? Honestly, they don’t need to go too far. Birdsville, Australia, is surrounded by hundreds of sand dunes, dry landscapes and unbelievably desolate expanses. It’s basically another planet. Birdsville is bumpin’ with a […]

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Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin wanted to send a message “to the cosmos” and probably to NASA as well. On Monday, the 85-year-old posted a picture on Twitter standing in front of Stonehenge revealing his T-shirt, Clark Kent style, that reads, “Get your a** on Mars.” From an overly analytical perspective, the actual juxtaposition of an ancient […]

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By Steph Solis, Staff Writer @stephmsolis This week The Daily Free Press spoke with Boston University alumnus Matt Heverly, a mobility systems engineer for the Mars Science Laboratory rover (also known as Curiosity). Between Heverly and some research, we found some interesting details about the rover and the planet it’s exploring. 1. Your iPhone has more […]

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