Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The circle of (extraterrestrial) life

By Chelsea Whitton

March 31, 2011

Filed under Columns

I want to attempt to quickly re-mystify the already debunked. As my friend said to me, “crop circles are so 1996,” which is why I feel we should bring them back up again. Life has many unknown components that prove amazing...

Send the space-bureaucrats to Mars

By Harrison Searles

March 24, 2011

Filed under Point-Counterpoint

As the space shuttle Discovery is decommissioned and retired from service, it is time that the government of the United States rethink the role that government has to play in the future of space exploration. The reason for this i...

Why we need NASA

By Mike Tudoreanu

March 24, 2011

Filed under Point-Counterpoint

Humanity dreams of space. Our popular culture is filled with it: “Star Trek,” “Star Wars,” “Stargate,” “Battlestar Galactica” and enough spin-offs and merchandise to fill a large lunar crater. We know we want to go...

Assistant Professor Christopher Condit and team of NASA astronauts in training explore the heavens on earth

By Michelle Altman

September 21, 2010

Filed under Campus News, Science & Technology

“We have to understand the planet in order to colonize the moon or Mars, and that means geology,” explained University of Massachusetts assistant professor of geology Christopher Condit. Along with over 100 scientists,...