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Why is a Wet Dress Rehearsal Important Before Launch?

Jan 26, 2023 - Emily Newton

Before the uncrewed Artemis 1 mission can even head toward the stars, the first step is a wet dress rehearsal. What is this and why is it crucial before a launch?

20 Solar System Facts: The Ultimate Guide to Our Solar System

Mar 28, 2022 - Emily Newton

Let’s take a look at our closest stellar neighbors. Here are some fantastic solar system facts that you might not have known.

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What Does the Life Cycle of a Star Look Like?

Jun 10, 2020 - Emily Newton

Here’s a closer look at the life cycle of a star, and how the size and mass of one of these stellar bodies affect its existence.

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Interesting Facts About Earth You Need to Know

Jun 2, 2020 - Emily Newton

We continue our journey across the solar system to discuss some interesting facts about Earth. What makes our own planet so interesting? Learn more now!

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Interesting Facts About Venus You Need to Know

May 5, 2020 - Emily Newton

Our tour of the solar system continues with Venus. Here are some facts about Venus every budding astronomy enthusiast should know.

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Interesting Facts About Mercury You Need to Know

Apr 28, 2020 - Emily Newton

What do you know about the planets in our solar system? Keep reading to learn interesting facts about Mercury, the closest planet to the sun.

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Celebrating Stephen Hawking’s Amazing Contributions to Astronomy

Jan 14, 2020 - Emily Newton

What are the best-known Stephen Hawking contributions, and what were his most notable achievements? Learn more now!

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Light Speed: How Fast Does Light Travel?

Sep 17, 2019 - Emily Newton

What is a light-year, and how fast does light travel anyway? Let’s take a closer look at light speed and what going faster than it really means.

What Is String Theory?

Jul 2, 2019 - Emily Newton

You can’t talk about physics without someone name-dropping string theory. Why is it relevant? What is string theory? Learn more now!

Will Starlink Satellites Impact Astronomy?

Jun 18, 2019 - Emily Newton

The Starlink Constellation will provide high-speed, low-latency mobile internet to users around the globe. How will Starlink satellites impact astronomy?

How Did Scientists Capture the First Image of a Black Hole?

May 21, 2019 - Emily Newton

Scientists captured the first black hole image. Since black holes devour light, it leaves us asking, “How did they do it?” Keep reading to learn more!

Black Hole Formation: How Does It Happen?

May 9, 2019 - Emily Newton

Scientists classify black holes as either stellar, supermassive or intermediate. What does this mean? Keep reading to learn about black hole formation.

See For Yourself

NASA's Perseverance Rover successfully touched down on the red planet on February 18, 2021. The rover's main goal is to search for signs of alien life. Perseverance will also collect rock samples and regolith for a possible return to earth. Thumbnail Credit: NASA

The term 5G has been a buzzword on the internet for some time now, but what exactly is this technology and how is it different from our current 4G networks? Watch this video Tech Vision to learn about this technology or read our article about 5G technology before it becomes mainstream. Thumbnail Designed by Freepik