Scientists discover spinning object in Milky Way

By Grace Hamilton, Staff Writer Australian scientists reported the discovery of a “spinning object” in the Milky Way last week. The object was first discovered by Curtin University student Tyrone O’Doherty in the Murchison Widefield Array, a region in the Australian outback. According to the team that made the discovery, the object releases a massive eruption of radio energy for a full minute every 18 minutes. The length of the eruption is unusual, though the existence of similar objects within the galaxy is not. These objects are referred to as “transients.” The research team was able to conclude that the … Continue reading Scientists discover spinning object in Milky Way

Perseverance rover lands on Mars

WRITTEN BY: Mo Juenger, World News Editor NASA’s Perseverance rover landed on Mars on Thursday. The mission is full of firsts: the first attempt to search for signs of past life, the first helicopter trip around the red planet and the first audio recording on Mars.  The rover will search for life on Jezero Crater, where a lake existed on the planet approximately 3.9 billion years ago. Scientists are looking for microfossils which could provide evidence that life once existed there.  Perseverance, which traveled at a speed of 12,000 miles per hour as it entered Mars’ atmosphere, was one of … Continue reading Perseverance rover lands on Mars

Flowing water found on Mars

By: James Neyer ~Staff Writer~ “Mars is not the dry, arid planet that we thought of in the past,” Jim Green, NASA’s director of planetary science, said to The Guardian. “Liquid water has been found on Mars.” Top NASA scientists confirmed that liquid water has been found on Mars at a press conference on Sept. 28. During the summer months on Mars the water runs down canyons and crater walls, leaving long dark trails that can sometimes be hundreds of meters in length. These trails then dry up during the autumn months as surface temperatures drop. This evidence brings up … Continue reading Flowing water found on Mars