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Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

The ozone layer sits 9 to 22 miles above our Earth and protects us all from ultraviolet rays coming from the Sun. Without it, we are toast, literally.

The Large Hole over the South Pole is Earth’s Ozone

Jonathon Carmona, Science & Technology Editor October 1, 2021

There is a hole in Earth’s Ozone layer, larger than Antarctica, over the South Pole and it is not getting smaller.  The Hole of Depletion During the Southern hemisphere’s Springtime, which is from Aug - Oct, the ozone depletion forms a hole over the South Pole. This hole grows to its largest size...

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The Falcon 9 rocket launching into Earths orbit.

SpaceX’s first all-civilian flight into Earth’s orbit

Cassidy Anderson September 19, 2021

Space X successfully launched and landed their first all-civilian flight into Earth’s orbit this week. This flight will go down in history as it was the farthest any citizen has traveled away from Earth, 363 miles into Earth’s orbit.  Space X’s Inspiration4 mission involved four individuals,...

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EarthDay At Home With NASA

EarthDay At Home With NASA

Jesus Manriquez, Digital Executive Editor April 22, 2020

Fifty years ago, on Apr. 22, 1970, people around the world marked the first Earth Day. Thousands gathered to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our beautiful planet for future generations. On this Earth Day, as we physically separate ourselves by necessity, we can still collectively...

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SunRISE Project

NASA selects mission to study what causes giant solar particles storms
Jesus Marquez, Reporter April 12, 2020

NASA is on a new space mission as scientists want to study more about the biggest star the sun. A new mission called SunRISE will study what drives solar particle storms and giant surges of solar particles that erupt off the sun. Also, Scientists want to understand how much storms will impact interplanetary...

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Jake Alarid, Gerald Blackburn, Albert Escovedo Montez, Eugene Noller, William Oliver, John Perez, and David Whitesel are recognized for their contributions in the Apollo 11 mission. The veterans shared their responsibilities and experiences during the late 60s.

First Man on the Moon: Inside Stories

Jesus Manriquez, Digital Executive Editor October 25, 2019

The Men Behind The Mission It has been 50 years since one of humanity's biggest, most dangerous accomplishments. The event that united the world for at least a moment, landing a man on the moon's surface. Whenever we hear about the moon landing, we usually think of Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins...

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Image captured the X-rays by Hubble of the ring galaxy AM 0644 which is located in the lower right.

Neighboring Galaxies Collide Creating Black Holes

If one black hole is bad, what about a whole ring of them?
Jake Laurell, Tutor September 28, 2018

Space remains a wild and violent frontier to this day that continues to leave mankind scratching their heads. Scientists have discovered a huge ring of black holes in a far away galaxy, giving insight on what happens when two giants cosmos collide. There are many fantastic places in space, but...

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Photo Courtesy:NASA.gov

NASA Will Be Using Moon Dust To Build Structures

Luis Gutierrez, Podcast Director September 28, 2018

NASA's new focus is going back to the moon and this time they’re not interested in leaving a flag behind. NASA administrator said “This time when we go, we’re going to go to stay.” Which are some pretty bold claims. It seems to be that the moon has more supplies to offer. Scientist are fairly...

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Photo illustration by Luis Gutierrez

Ads May Appear in Space Next

Luis Gutierrez, Podcast Director September 14, 2018

Ads are everywhere and there is almost no way of escaping from them. You go on Instagram, you see them. Youtube, you see them. Now we'll be seeing ads floating around in space soon. Back in August, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said to peers that he’d be forming a new committee. To help them...

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A vibrant view of Saturns hexagon in its North Pole captured by NASAs spacecraft Cassini.

Saturn’s Mysterious Hexagon Looks Mesmerizing

Erika Suarez , Online Editor-In-Chief September 7, 2018

NASA found a more detailed look at a hexagon located in Saturn's northern pole, by its nifty spacecraft called Cassini. 13 years in orbit around Saturn, the spacecraft found wavelengths. From ultra-violet to the infrared using its (CIRS) Composite Infrared Spectrometer. At the beginning of its...

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The sun appeared in a crescent shape to the students at Rio Hondo College. Aaron Martinez/El Paisano News.

Rio Hondo students gather in lower quad to view Solar Eclipse

Ramon Alvarado , Sci. & Tech. Editor August 21, 2017

August 21 marked the first Monday of the Fall semester for students at Rio Hondo. It also happened to be the day of the first total solar eclipse since 1979. Rio Hondo students gathered under the sun in the lower quad to view the eclipse with some help from the school’s President and the Mathematics...

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Russia Preps for its First Manned Lunar Landing

Russia Preps for it’s First Manned Lunar Landing

Luis Gutierrez, Podcast Director March 20, 2017

Russia is finally getting into the space game once again after being quiet for some time.Russia’s space agency, Roscomos, is taking its first steps in achieving its first manned lunar landing. They’ve started to recruit people to be potential cosmonauts. They’re looking for about six to eight people...

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Part of the plan Green described was having a magnetic shield shot between orbit of Mars and the Sun.

NASA Plans to Put a Magnetic Shield Around Mars

Danielle Anzures, Reporter March 20, 2017

The current state of Mars is known to be dry, cold and unlivable, but a new idea from scientist may have found a way to change these conditions with the help of a magnetic shield reported by phys.org. The idea came from NASA’s Planetary Science Division, PSD, during their community workshop called...

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