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.
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…
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…
Estate Gift Supports Coastal Research Opportunities for Undergraduates
A gift from a friend of the college will provide valuable support for students at the university’s Center for Marine Sciences and Technology.
Forecast: High Probability of Success
As a child, Clay Chaney loved watching meteorologists. Now, thanks to his opportunity to attend NC State, he is one himself.