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Effective Flight Setup

Rockets range in size from fireworks so small that ordinary people use them, to the immense Saturn V that once propelled massive payloads toward the Moon. The propulsion of all rockets, jet engines, deflating balloons, and even squids and octopuses are explained by the same physical principle: “Newton’s third law of motion states that matter is forcefully ejected from a system, producing an equal and opposite reaction on what remains.” According to lumenlearning.com. A rocket’s acceleration depends on three major factors, consistent with the equation for acceleration of a rocket.The nose cone is an essential to cut through the air so the rocket can go further. The fins are to help stabilize the rocket while inflight. According to NASA, “for the coasting case, both lift and drag produce clockwise torques about the center of gravity;” read more

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Ceres: New Possible Life?

When you think of the word planet, what usually comes to mind?

Many around the world have heard of the typical 8 planets. The typical ones include Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus. The remaining one, Pluto, is also known as the only Dwarf planet…until now.

Ceres is a planet that has been recognized for being an unusual asteroid in the asteroid belt discovered by Giuseppe Piazzi. NASA, which stands for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, stated, “[The] dwarf planet Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and the only dwarf planet located in the inner solar system.” Ceres is more like Venus, Earth and Mars as the more terrestrial type of planets. read more

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The Eclipse

For a few moments, the sky seems to fade several shades darker, and the sun disappears from view. For a few moments, a full solar eclipse will occur for hundred and millions of people across the United States. The astral display is a rare event. The next one that will happen in the United States will be in 2024. So what will UCAS do to celebrate?

For the third period instead of going to class at UCAS, students got to go out in the field in front of the library at UVU and watch the eclipse with the glasses they provided.Many of the students had a hard time choosing their favorite part of the day. Lydia Atkin a sophomore during lunch stated, “My favorite part was that it was a big school activity we all took a break and got to watch it.” Courtney Harada, a sophomore attending UCAS as of this year, said that “just watching it,” was her favorite part of all the activities. read more