Near Earth Asteroid coming by to say ‘Hi’

A Near Earth Asteroid (2015 KW120) was discovered Monday, by the Catalina Sky Survey. Today, on May 29th, it will be only .003 AU (279,000 miles) from Earth, basically the same distance as the Moon! According to a bulletin published by the Minor Planet Center, the...

Sally Ride, Pioneer

May 26th marks the birthday of late Sally Ride, the first American woman to travel to space. We pay tribute to her contributions, namely her study of the laws of bodies in motion. In her mission in 1983, Ride was not only the first American woman in space, but she was...

Memorial Day Thank you

We here at Team Miles want to take a moment today and remember those in the Armed Forces that gave their lives in defense of freedom. A high price to pay so that we may be able to do simple things like be able to take part in this competition. Freedom isn’t...

A Comet’s Tail

It was on this day, in 1910, that Halleys’ Comet came very close during it’s pass of the Earth. The mass hysteria speculating that the end of the world was near, was fueled much by the spectroscopic studies of the comet’s tail (a 24 million mile...