Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that lights the Universe. Journey to the […]

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Everything You Need to Know For the August 21, 2017 Eclipse

Emalee Couture What is an eclipse? An eclipse happens when one celestially body creates a shadow on another celestial body. There are two major types of eclipses that we can observe on Earth, lunar eclipses and solar eclipses. What is a lunar eclipse? A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes between the moon and […]

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 MESSENGER Hannah Kavanaugh 5.12.15 Originally launched on August 3, 2004, the MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging spacecraft, or MESSENGER, ended its work with a bang on April 30th, when it crash-landed onto Mercury at 3:26 pm EDT. Though a planned crash, it was nonetheless “somber” in the control room, as it was confirmed […]

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