February is Black History Month, and was first officially recognized by President Gerald Ford in 1976, only 41 years ago. The purpose of Black History Month is to recognize black achievements and celebrate trailblazer who overcame major obstacles. The United States still lives under a very dark history because of slavery and the slave trade. On paper, America stood for freedom. But that freedom was denied to black America. White America, lived in a privileged world that denied human rights to others who look different.
Nasa’s Kepler telescope just discovered a collection of new distant planets, with one being very similar to Earth. Kepler-452b although larger than Earth, orbits a star similar to our Sun, yet the age of the star is about 1.5 billion years older than ours, which allows us the opportunity to study the potential future of our star-to-planet relationship.
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Our planet Earth recently had its first picture day since 1972, and it didn’t disappoint.
The last time a photo of the sunlit side of the earth was released was in 1972 by the astronauts aboard the Apollo 17, and this photo is known as the Blue Marble. Now, scientists and the general public are able to marvel at the newest presentation of our planet thanks to NASA’s EPIC (Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera) which was launched back in February.
In 1988, James Hansen warned Congress that there was a “very strong case” that climate change was having a major impact on weather. Read More