Washington, D.C. – As Super Bowl LI in Houston Texas approaches and players, coaches and a host of personnel behind the scenes prepare for the big game in Space City, NASA remains on the cutting edge of human space exploration, setting its sights on the journey to Mars.
A football player’s journey to the end zone, though, has a lot more in common to space exploration than one might think.
Here are five similarities.
Written by Lori Keesey
Greenbelt, MD – A long-standing mystery among marine biologists is why otherwise healthy whales, dolphins, and porpoises — collectively known as cetaceans — end up getting stranded along coastal areas worldwide. Could severe solar storms, which affect Earth’s magnetic fields, be confusing their internal compasses and causing them to lose their way?
Although some have postulated this and other theories, no one has ever initiated a thorough study to determine whether a relationship exists — until now.
APSU Sports Information
Clarksville, TN – Four Austin Peay State University athletic legends were enshrined in the APSU Athletics Hall of Fame, Saturday, during a breakfast ceremony in the Dunn Center front lobby.
Chelsea Harris, the greatest women’s golfer in program history; Drake Reed, an all-time great who conquered the OVC during one of the most dominant eras of APSU basketball; and Ron Sebree, a vaunted lineman for the 1977 Ohio Valley Conference football team, were inducted along with the late Tom Lincoln, a star on the hardwood and the gridiron in the late 1940s, who was this year’s Honors category recipient.
They became the 115th, 116th, 117th and 118th members of the APSU Athletic Hall of Fame.
Tennessee (8-7, 1-2 SEC) vs. South Carolina (12-3, 2-0 SEC)
Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 | 5:31pm CT
Knoxville TN – Tennessee takes on South Carolina at Thompson-Boling Arena on Wednesday night. Tip-off is slated for 5:30pm CT on SEC Network.
The Vols (8-7, 1-2 SEC) come into Wednesday’s game looking to snap a two-game SEC skid, having suffered setbacks against Arkansas and No. 23 Florida last week.
Senior Robert Hubbs III continues to lead UT offensively, averaging 14.7 ppg to go along with 4.7 rpg — the second-best mark on the team.
Written by Elizabeth Landau
Pasadena, CA – Like anthropologists piecing together the human family tree, astronomers have found that a misfit “skeleton” of a star may link two different kinds of stellar remains. The mysterious object, called PSR J1119-6127, has been caught behaving like two distinct objects — a radio pulsar and a magnetar — and could be important to understanding their evolution.
A radio pulsar is type of a neutron star — the extremely dense remnant of an exploded star — that emits radio waves in predictable pulses due to its fast rotation.
Written by Guy Webster
Pasadena, CA – From the most powerful telescope orbiting Mars comes a new view of Earth and its moon, showing continent-size detail on the planet and the relative size of the moon.
The image combines two separate exposures taken on November 20th, 2016, by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The images were taken to calibrate HiRISE data, since the reflectance of the moon’s Earth-facing side is well known.
Written by Alan Buis
Pasadena, CA – A NASA airborne mission designed to transform our understanding of Earth’s valuable and ecologically sensitive coral reefs has set up shop in Australia for a two-month investigation of the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest reef ecosystem.
At a media briefing today at Cairns Airport in North Queensland, Australia, scientists from NASA’s COral Reef Airborne Laboratory (CORAL) mission and their Australian collaborators discussed the mission’s objectives and the new insights they expect to glean into the present condition of the Great Barrier Reef and the function of reef systems worldwide.
The beloved television series Nashville – a one of a kind country music drama – is set to soon makes its return to the airwaves on the Nashville-based CMT. Sources close to the set expect shooting for the much-anticipated Season 5 of the soap opera to begin early in the Fall. Cast favorites are certainly ready to go as many of them gathered in town recently for a very special live performance concert performance broadcast to the world.
Nashville, TN – A magical night of music unfolded in Music City on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 as the internationally-acclaimed online webcast Skyville Live presented “Skyville Live Salutes The Magic Of Music City” to a capacity live audience.
This particular event was a homecoming of sorts for the cast of the television show Nashville who were celebrating the fact that their popular program was saved from network cancellation. Now redeemed the weekly drama is ready to reboot soon on CMT with new showrunners for a much anticipated Season 5.
Written by Sgt. Katie Eggers
Baghdad, Iraq – When 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) service members started their day Saturday morning, “Cover Down,” part of the 101st Band, was already playing popular music. Shortly after 6:00am, personnel from 101st, sister services and Coalition were getting covered in colors – blue, green, red, orange, pink, purple and yellow.
The USO-sponsored 5K color run started off an early celebration of Independence Day, which began a day of activities for service members deployed in support of Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve, led by the 101st at Forward Operating Base Union III, Baghdad.
Written by DC Agle
Pasadena, CA – After an almost five-year journey to the solar system’s largest planet, NASA’s Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit during a 35-minute engine burn. Confirmation that the burn had completed was received on Earth at 8:53pm PDT (11:53pm EDT) Monday, July 4th.
“Independence Day always is something to celebrate, but today we can add to America’s birthday another reason to cheer — Juno is at Jupiter,” said NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden. “And what is more American than a NASA mission going boldly where no spacecraft has gone before? With Juno, we will investigate the unknowns of Jupiter’s massive radiation belts to delve deep into not only the planet’s interior, but into how Jupiter was born and how our entire solar system evolved.”
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