Astronomy

June 3, 2021

Out-of-This-World Facts About Mars and Everything We Know About the Red Planet

As one of our two neighbors, Mars has piqued the interest of humans for centuries. Also known as the Red Planet, it's the subject of intense study by NASA, which hopes to soon send astronauts to the planet for research purposes. Easily visible in the sky from Earth, sightings of Mars have been recorded dating back to ancient Egyptian astronomers. Since that time, there is so much that we've learned and discovered about our neighbor.

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May 15, 2021

10 Legendary Constellations and the Stories Behind Them (According to Greek Mythology)

Have you ever looked up to the night sky and wondered how to identify famous star patterns? You may have heard of the “Big Dipper” or know the signs of the zodiac, but finding famous constellations among the stars requires knowledge of their fascinating history. Ever since humans walked the Earth, great significance has been given to the celestial objects in the sky.

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May 10, 2021

You Can Now Hear NASA’s Mars Ingenuity Helicopter Flying on Mars

NASA's Mars Ingenuity helicopter is making history every week. Brought to the planet by the Perseverance Mars Rover, the tiny craft recently completed the first helicopter flight in an atmosphere other than Earth's. Ingenuity has already made five successful flights. Now, NASA has released new video with sound so that everyone can listen to Ingenuity's whirring blades themselves.

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April 30, 2021

RIP Michael Collins: The Man Who Helped NASA Land on the Moon Dies at Age 90

On April 28, after a long battle with cancer, NASA astronaut Michael Collins passed away at age 90. Best known for his work on the historic Apollo 11 mission, where he was the command module pilot, Collins spent over 20 hours alone in lunar orbit while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. As a fundamental piece of Apollo 11's success, Collins holds an important place in the history of space travel.

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