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New ‘Star’ Can Now Be Seen in Iowa
If you look up to the sky on a clear Iowa night, the naked eye can see around 2,000 stars. Now, there’s 2001 that you can see.
First spotted in March using a small telescope, a Nova -- the sudden appearance of a bright, "new" star, that slowly fades --- occurred near…
How to Watch NASA’s Rover Land on Mars on Thursday
On Thursday, February 18, for the first time in nearly a decade, a rover will be landing on Mars.
The most recent rover to touch down on the Red Planet was ‘Curiosity’ in 2012. The Insight Mars lander reached the planet in 2018. (A ‘Lander’ stays stationary after landing on a surface, while a ‘Rover’…
How to Watch This Weekend’s Space Shuttle Launch
SpaceX is targeting 6:49 p.m. CT on Saturday, November 14, for the launch of Crew-1 (the first crewed operational flight of a Crew Dragon spacecraft) aboard a rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
If all goes according to plan, the…

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