Seven Minutes of Terror: First Mars rover since 2011 lands tomorrow
by Breanna Beers
Tomorrow, February 18, the Perseverance rover will complete its six-and-a-half-month journey to finally land on Martian soil. Within a few days, it will begin its twofold mission of searching for signs of past life on Mars and gathering information to support future human habitation.
The capsule is currently hurtling through Martian orbit 15 times faster than a bullet. To successfully touch down, the capsule will have to slow down enough to drop out of orbit and enter the ...
A Dose of Information on the COVID-19 Vaccine
by Michael Cleverly
The speed of the COVID-19 vaccine’s production and approval process raises questions about its safety and effectiveness. Multiple factors contributed to this speed, including governments removing red tape that companies would normally go through when producing vaccines. Normally vaccines undergo a lab research phase accompanied by three other phases outside of the lab. This time, however, companies were permitted to conduct multiple phases at the same time.
The Dual Wildfires on the West Coast: God’s Promises in the Fire
by Emma Foster
Over these past few months, the country has faced the rapid spread of COVID-19. While many places have come out of lockdown, California, Oregon and Washington have also dealt with wildfires that have rapidly grown into the largest in the states’ history.
Many West Coast citizens have been evacuated as the fires are consuming their homes and businesses. Some of the on-campus Cedarville University students have heard of their families’ evacuations. “It’s tough. ...