Topic: Mars

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

​ On Dec 5, 2014, NASA launched the Orion spacecraft on an unmanned test flight.  With a successful blast off and splash down, many people are wondering what's next for the Orion spacecraft?   Keep in mind, humanity's first orbital launch was the Sputnik spacecraft,...

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

When we think about a trip to Hawaii we usually conjure up images of rest, relaxation, and recreation.  Though millions of people flock to this tropical paradise every year, vacation is not always the reason for the trip.  So, why did scientists just spend four months in Hawaii?...

Monday, December 2, 2013

For a long time humanity has relied on technology to help us understand more about the natural world.  For example, we can look up at the moon all we want, but without technology we would never see the detailed ridges on its surface or know what its dust is like.  Observations and...

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013

In ten years even slow animals like turtles can clock a good amount of miles, so why do our rovers on Mars move even slower than that? Why can't these Mars rovers move any faster?  There are a lot of science fiction movies ranging from early more-primitive film...

Friday, September 7, 2012

All of our planets are pretty interesting celestial bodies. Some are warm and little while others are huge and freezing cold! Here's a quick walk through of the planets in our neighborhood.
Subscribe to Topic: Mars