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Japan Hit With 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake As The New Year Begins

Japan Hit With 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake As The New Year Begins

Bianca Lewandowski, Staff Writer February 5, 2024

On Monday afternoon, Japan was hit with a 7.6-magnitude earthquake. As a result, many buildings have crumbled into rubble, and officials have urged citizens to move to higher grounds. Due to the collapse...

A comet, an asteroid, a meteorite falls to the ground against a starry sky. Attack of the meteorite. Meteor Rain. Kameta tail. End of the world. Astranomy.

Large asteroids to pass near Earth

Aneri Upadhyay, Staff Writer June 4, 2021

4.5 million miles may not seem very close, but that is the distance between a huge asteroid and Earth when it moves past the planet. It is 600 feet wide and known as 2021 KT1. Flying at speeds of above...

Indias Current COVID Crisis: Spreading Awareness

India’s Current COVID Crisis: Spreading Awareness

Ysabelle Dela Cruz, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

The spread of COVID-19 has dramatically changed the lives of many across the world. Although in America it seems as if we have the virus under control, other places such as India are being hit hard by...

Studying the Ocean Floor with Whale Songs

Studying the Ocean Floor with Whale Songs

Aneri Upadhyay, Staff Writer March 5, 2021

Whales dominate the ocean, and the fin whale is no outlier to the equation. Fin whales are loud - louder than some ships. New research conducted has now shown that fin whales are louder than we thought:...

Earths 2nd Moon Soon to Disappear

Earth’s 2nd “Moon” Soon to Disappear

Aneri Upadhyay, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

Most people are unaware of the Earth's second moon. It has recently made its way into Earth's orbit. Between Earth and the moon, this minimoon is actually a rocket booster from the 60s. Although it has...

The Future of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Future of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Aneri Upadhyay, Staff Writer January 7, 2021

The earth's temperature has been steadily increasing for decades, the rise of global warming not far behind. Ice caps have melted and environments have been destroyed. Every day, people are warned about...

Earth is closer to a black hole than previously thought

Earth is closer to a black hole than previously thought

Aneri Upadhyay, Staff Writer December 14, 2020

2,000 light years may not seem close to you, but that is the miscalculated amount on how much time Earth will take to meet the black hole in the center of the Milky Way. In 1985, it was calculated that...

Scientists find iron snow in Earths core

Scientists find iron ‘snow’ in Earth’s core

Zenia Khan and Muznah Aquil January 3, 2020

The earth’s inner core is very hot, and new research has found that it contains iron “snow.” The research was led by Youjun Zhang, and it helped scientists have a better understanding of the forces...

Newly discovered mineral can reveal information about the earth

Newly discovered mineral can reveal information about the earth

Aneri Upadhyay, Staff Writer October 4, 2019

Recently, a diamond has been found that contains an unidentified mineral. This mineral was found inside of a piece of rock in the diamond itself. The mineral was recently found in South Africa at the site...

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