Friday, July 31, 2015

Pluto: Fly-by

New Horizons

is an interplanetary space probe that was launched as part of NASA's New Frontiers program.[1] Engineered by the Johns Hopkins UniversityApplied Physics Laboratory (APL) and the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in BOULDER CO, with a team led by S. Alan Stern, the spacecraft was
launched to study Pluto, its moons and the Kuiper belt, performing flybys of the Pluto system and one or more other Kuiper belt objects (KBOs)

In Perspective


New Horizons Probe's July 14 Pluto Flyby

Its close approach: the day of

Extreme mountains and ice flows

Thursday, July 02, 2015

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge 2.0

This August... And Every August, Until There is a Cure


Nearly one year ago the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge took the world by storm. Thanks to the viral phenomenon, millions of people were introduced to ALS and took a stand against this disease. Your ice Bucket challengeoutpouring of support has made a profound impact on the quest for a cure and has helped to improve the quality of life for those with ALS and their families.

So much good work happened this year, as a result of your efforts, but it is just the beginning! The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is coming back this August, and every August until there's a cure!

You can be the voice for those who have lost the ability to speak. Picture 29You can fill that bucket ICE or with a drought conscious alternative (be creative), and lift it over your head for the thousands who cannot move their arms. You can spread the word on social media and show your friends and family that you won’t stop until ALS is stopped.

YOU have the ultimate power to make a difference in the fight against ALS.

Thank you for taking the lead. Donations at: