Sunday, November 20, 2016
Monday, November 14, 2016
The Earth and the moon are in the midst of quite the rendezvous right now.
The moon is currently taking the form of the biggest supermoon we've seen in 70 years, lighting up skies around the world. A supermoon is when a moon is in its full phase and at its closest point to Earth during its orbit at the same time. This present, notable occurrence happened last night and will continue through tonight.
Monday, October 31, 2016
A large space rock came fairly close to Earth on Sunday night. Astronomers knew it wasn't going to hit Earth, thanks in part to a new tool NASA is developing for detecting potentially dangerous asteroids.
NASA's New 'Intruder Alert' System Spots An Incoming Asteroid : The Two-Way
Saturday, October 29, 2016
The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory held their annual pumpkin carving contest on Thursday and it turns out that carving pumpkins is rocket science.
The contest, which is held at the California lab made famous in The Martian, showed what can happen when you combine science and engineering with pumpkins. There were a few fabulous, but fairly standard entries, like a PAC-MAN pumpkin, a Darth Vader Jack O'Lantern, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton pumpkins, and an impressive Stranger Things inspired entry, but no Neil deGrasse Tyson pumpkin.
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Job hunting can be a frustrating odyssey of nos and non-responses, and applying for gigs can feel like screaming into a void. (Are you alive? Are they alive? Is anyone out there?)
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