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What is SpaceX?

In the last year or two, you may have heard the term ‘SpaceX’ pop up in casual conversation. You may … MoreContinue reading Continue reading

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The Drake Equation

The Drake Equation can be used to estimate the number of communicating civilizations in the milky way galaxy. First proposed … MoreContinue reading Continue reading

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Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

On January 28th, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into flight, killing all seven of its crew … MoreContinue reading Continue reading

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Celestial Navigation 101: The Sextant

The purpose of the sextant is to measure the angle between an astronomical object and the horizon, and ultimately get … MoreContinue reading Continue reading

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The Scale of the Universe

When I first watched the YouTube video titled “The Known Universe by AMNH”, I was blown away by the sheer … MoreContinue reading Continue reading

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First Blog Post!!!

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