The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Illustration by Emily Tan and Claire Zhao. Design by Victor Gong.

STEM Scene: Feb. 22

by Mihir Kotbagi and Claire Zhao February 22, 2024

Depiction of NASAs Insight lander, which was used to detect large seismic activity on Mars. In a paper published on Oct. 27, researchers, using data collected by the lander and NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, proved that a Mars quake emanated from a massive impact that shook the planet.

Tremors on Mars traced back to a big boom

by Victor Gong, Assistant STEM Editor November 29, 2022

Last Christmas Eve, while scientists were on their holiday breaks, National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) InSight lander detected large seismic activity on Mars. In a paper published...

STEM Scene is Harker Aquilas STEM repeater focusing on current developments within the STEM world. This installation features five briefs.

STEM Scene: Oct. 29

by Claire Zhao and Young Min October 26, 2022

An illustration of an approaching asteroid. NASAs Double Asteroid Redirection Test successfully redirected an asteroid on Sept. 26.

NASA mission successfully deflects asteroid

by Claire Zhao October 26, 2022

A National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) spacecraft succeeded in altering a harmless asteroid’s trajectory, the agency announced on Oct. 11. Researchers launched this Double Asteroid Redirection...

Flying too close to the sun

by Emma Gao, Co-News Editor August 28, 2022

The first images taken by the James Webb Telescope have recently returned to Earth on July 12 and quickly spread among an eager public. But before we let those swirling galaxies hypnotize us and those...

Eighth-grader Tiffany Zhu listens to the panel event during the Harker Programming Invitational (HPI) on Mar. 13. Middle and high school students participated in HPI virtually.

Programming Club hosts annual Harker Programming Invitational with ‘Space & CS’ theme

by Sabrina Zhu, STEM Editor March 25, 2022

The Harker Programming Club hosted the annual Harker Programming Invitational (HPI) on March 13. The event consisted of a two-hour-long algorithmic coding contest followed by a presentation by Dr....

Artist concept of the James Webb Space Telescope in space. After reaching L2, the JWST will study the formation and evolution of the universes earliest galaxies.

James Webb Space Telescope completes 1.5 million kilometer journey from Earth to study evolution of galaxies

by Edward Huang, Reporter January 26, 2022

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) completed its 30-day journey into space on Jan. 24 and now floats 1.5 million kilometers away from Earth. From there, it will explore distant galaxies and their pasts...

STEM Scene showcases briefs to update our community on the STEM world.

STEM Scene: Sept. 14

by Arjun Barrett, Asst. STEM Editor September 14, 2021

Australia passes controversial surveillance bill The Australian government passed the Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Bill 2021 on Aug. 25. The bill, intended to disrupt...

Despite the impossibility of the Anthropic Principle, we exist in a world that appreciates the romance of science, a high price to lose. In order to maintain its relevance while sustaining private growth, NASA must chase new frontiers, paving the way for industrial development to follow while collecting data that answer the question of how our existence came to be on the grandest arena of all.

Space travel enters the final frontier

by Nicole Tian, Co-Editor-in-Chief August 25, 2021

A white parachute billows above the camera as it hurtles to the ground, numbers in a corner of the screen flashing the landing velocity. Below spreads the arid iron oxide surface of Mars, orange dust for...

STEM Scene showcases briefs to update our community on the STEM world.

STEM Scene: Aug. 17

by Sabrina Zhu and Arjun Barrett August 17, 2021

SpaceX SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by Elon Musk in 2002, successfully launched the GPS III Space Vehicle 05 mission on June 17. The vehicle was supported by a Falcon 9 rocket that had...

An illustration of NASA’s Perseverance rover landing on Mars. The rover landed today around noon.

NASA’s Perseverance rover lands on Mars

by Sally Zhu, Humans of Harker Staff Profiler February 18, 2021

NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover landed on Mars today around noon. The rover, which was launched on July 31, 2020 and is part of NASA’s Mars 2020 mission, will be a significant step forward in investigating...

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