Preparing for Mars

Aug 11, 2020

By Whitney Bell Exploring Mars, aka the “Red Planet,” is an ambitious, long-term goal of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The average distance between Mars and Earth is around 140 million miles.  Since each planet circles around the sun in a unique orbit, however, the Earth and Mars can be as get as […]

Betelgeuse: The Road to SuperSTARdom

Feb 06, 2020

By Emma Goldberg Although the night sky appears peaceful and calm, the stars we see at night are constantly expanding, exploding, and redesigning our galaxy – making the universe a very exciting place to be!  And right now, all eyes are on Betelgeuse: a bright reddish star 642 light-years away that acts as the shoulder […]

Space Biology: The Search for Life Beyond Earth

Nov 08, 2018

By Sam Stadmiller Have you ever wondered if aliens are real? Well, scientists do too, and they spend lots of time and effort searching for life on other planets. When you think about the vastness of our universe, the existence of life on other planets in the past, present, or future, is statistically probable. All […]

Sailing to Mars

May 03, 2018

By Jennifer Schiller Did you ever want to go to space? Explore a distant planet and discover its secrets? Yeah, me too. So do the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and NASA, who are simulating life on Mars with the missions of the Hawai’i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS). Their goal? Find out how […]