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What's Happening News & Features
Jan 9, 2020
2019: The Warmest Year in N.C. History
It’s official: 2019 was North Carolina’s warmest year on record. State Climatologist Kathie Dello breaks down what that means.
Dec 19, 2019
How Real Are the Star Wars Planets?
Are Star Wars planets realistic? Could they support life? Is it possible to have a planet of a single climate? NC State College of Sciences planetary scientist Paul Byrne answers questions about some of the most popular planets in the Star Wars galaxy. From Tatooine and Hoth to Naboo and Endor, check out the feasibility of…
Dec 16, 2019
Mercury’s Volcanic Activity – or Lack of it – Could Help Us Find Other Earth-like Worlds
If you wanted to narrow down the search for Earth-like worlds in a vast universe, how might you go about it? According to Paul Byrne, planetary geologist at NC State, looking for evidence of volcanic activity is a good start. While the technology we have right now can’t tell if volcanic activity is happening on distant…