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WSU researchers build -300ºF alien ocean to test NASA outer space submarine

ººBy Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

NASA logoPULLMAN, Wash. –  Engineers know how to design submarines on Earth, but building one gets a lot trickier when the temperature drops to -300 Fahrenheit and the ocean is made of methane and ethane.  » More …

Oct. 25-26: Cougs in Space day connects WSU students with space industry

PULLMAN, Wash. – Employers from space industry giants Blue Origin, Planetary Resources, Systima Technologies and Raytheon Company are visiting the WSU Pullman campus Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 25-26, to recruit and teach students about careers in the space industry. » More …

WSU scientists help detect gravitational waves for third time

black holeBy Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Three billion years ago in a distant galaxy, two massive black holes slammed together, merged into one and sent space–time vibrations, known as gravitational waves, shooting out into the universe. » More …

Eclipse to cast ‘deep’ shadow across southern Washington state

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – Parts of Washington state will be treated to an extraordinary show during what NASA is calling the “Great American Eclipse” on Aug. 21, even though the sun won’t completely disappear. » More …

Ask Dr. Universe: Why do we need stars?

Dr. UniversePULLMAN, Wash. – If you are anything like me, you like watching the night sky. The stars we see are a lot like our nearest star, the sun. They are just much farther away. That makes stars look like small twinkly things instead of a big, furious thing like our sun. » More …

Geologist named a fellow of American Geophysical Union

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

jeff-vervoortPULLMAN, Wash. – Jeff Vervoort, a WSU professor of geology, has been named a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the nation’s top professional organization in earth science, for his work to help determine the origin and evolution of the Earth and solar system. » More …

Oct. 24, 25, 26: Space industry networks, recruits

cougs-in-spacePULLMAN, Wash. – Representatives from three aerospace companies will promote career opportunities and faculty collaboration Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 24-26, at free, public events at Washington State University. Students interested in a career in the space industry are encouraged to bring copies of their resumes. » More …