North Carolinians had a role in getting Americans to the moon. Here's how we contributed
July 19, 2019
NASA's rovers continue to inspire the imagination. As part of the North Carolina Science Festival, we reflect on the impact of their explorations.
April 12, 2019
NASA airplanes followed the eclipse's path over North America, flying along the path of totality for seven minutes. During those precious minutes, they glimpsed the outer of the sun and the planet Mercury.
It’s going to start getting dark in Sylva, NC, just after noon on August 21, 2017.
That’s because Sylva lies directly in the path of a once-in-a-generation natural phenomenon that will blanket the area in daytime darkness. A total solar eclipse will track across the contiguous (lower 48) United States for the first time since 1979. The last time Jackson County fell in the path of what scientists call “totality” was in the year 1506; the next total solar eclipse won’t cast a shadow on Jackson County until 2153.
NASA Scientists Discover Places that Could Harbor Life in Our Solar System
June 30, 2017
The search for extra-terrestrial life may keep astronomers far closer to home than previously thought, as two NASA missions have uncovered some of the most compelling evidence for life within our solar system to date.
Radiation in Space Could Be Harmful to Far-Travelling Astronauts
May 12, 2017
Star Trek makes it look so easy. In that universe, one can conquer physics by travelling at faster-than-possible warp speed, beat computing and math by disintegrating someone at one point and building them back up at another, and surpass laws of thermodynamics with phaser beams.
Have you ever had one of those days when almost nothing goes the way you planned and you just want to get away from it all?
I know, Southwest Airlines has an advertising campaign centered around that same theme, but nevertheless, you know the feeling.
It turns out, 1968 was an entire year like that. The Vietnam war was raging, Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated, and there were riots in many American cities.