KTM News (Week of 9/30/16)

This week was a very exciting week in the world of space and technology! And once again, I have been very busy at work, so we are having another bullet round! Space News: Rosetta completed its mission at Comet 67P by crashing into it! This is very exciting because of the data we can get…

KTM News (Week of 9/23/16)

Space News: The impossible cloud: There have been ice clouds discovered on Saturn’s moon Titan. The cloud is made out of carbon and nitrogen (C4N2). This type of cloud was briefly looked at from Voyager 1 when it passed, but now that Cassini has been hanging out around Saturn, it has discovered that there are…

KTM News (Week of 9/16/16)

Not much happened this week! Also, I’ve been busy at work so that’s helpful. I’m hoping to continue these KTM News posts for a while, but every week is sometimes tough. It would be amazing if this was my full time job, but unfortunately (haha) it’s all for fun. I really enjoy being able to…

KTM News (Week of 9/9/16)

Space News: They found Philae! So most people know about the ESA Rosetta/Philae mission to an asteroid, where Rosetta is the orbiter and Philae is the lander. When Philae landed, it bounced and was not in the sun where it needed power, so it went into hibernation and only briefly communicated with Rosetta before forever…

Ramjet vs. Scramjet

So I promised you a post on the differences between a ramjet and a scramjet… This is my attempt at creating the most clear image for the readers who may or may not have heard of this such nonsense. High speed propulsion is very cool, yet very confusing. In this post we will revisit the…

KTM News (Week of 9/2/16)

GUYS! I cannot believe all the stuff that happened this week! And of course it’s the week that I’m taking the GRE and I need to study! So this week is going to be a lightning round where I just throw all the info at you. If there’s a story you are really interested in…

KTM News (Week of 8/26/16)

Space News: I know this happens every other week, but we have found another Earth-like planet! 1) It’s insane that we thought that it would be rare to find another Earth-like planet, and for the past 5-10 years we’ve found hundreds, maybe even thousands. 2) The important part is that it’s in the star system…

KTM News (Week of 8/19/16)

Space News: SpaceX landed on the barge again!!! This Falcon 9 rocket carried JCSAT-16 which is a Japanese communications satellite headed to geostationary orbit. SpaceX has a total of 9 more missions planned for this year. That’s a lot to do in 3.5 months! I know SpaceX is really good at what the do and…

KTM News (Week of 8/13/16)

I am starting a weekly update of the going-ons in the STEM world called KTM News (Kelly the Martian). This is mainly just factual, but, as usual, I will throw in some of my opinions as well. If there’s a project or something you want me to keeps tabs on, just let me know! So here…