Student Columns

Bubble Nebula

Bubble Nebula

Bubbles in space? You read that right! In the constellation of Cassiopeia (the Vain Queen) lies a gaseous blob 7,100 light years away and 7 light years in diameter. Looking through an eyepiece and telescope, only the massive star at the center of the bubble is visible. However, when shooting with a camera and hydrogen filter, the rapidly expanding outer shell–ionized by the energetic central star–pops from the starfield. Despite the lack of air in space, this bubble hasn’t popped in over 4 million years! By Carl Crum '24
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Social Sciences Says Good-Bye!

Social Sciences Says Good-Bye!

William Yen ‘23, image from Unsplash.com Thank you all for supporting the social science column on the Quad, and for supporting me as I navigate my interests and find my passions. I am so grateful for having the unique opportunity to write and publish my own content to a large audience. As a final attachment, I’m linking below this year’s articles in case you missed any. Happy learning! The Psychology Behind Musical NostalgiaThe Bystander EffectA Look At the Electoral College Maps Over the YearsMaine and Nebraska: The Prospect of a Proportional Electoral Voting SystemCongressperson Spotlight: Jackie SpeierCongressperson Spotlight: Anna EshooMercator…
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The Pinwheel Galaxy to End the Year!

The Pinwheel Galaxy to End the Year!

Carl Crum '24 For the final Quad Drop this school year, I give the SHP community something special that I’ve been working on for the past month: the Pinwheel Galaxy! With its royal blue spiral arms, pink-red hydrogen alpha regions, and dark central dust lanes, this face-on galaxy is one of the most popular deepsky targets for astronomy enthusiasts to photograph. The Pinwheel Galaxy, which is also known as Messier 101, is almost twice the size of our Milky Way galaxy and contains a whopping 1 trillion stars!
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Quad Queries: Episode #8

Quad Queries: Episode #8

Today's Quad Queries episode is extra special— an interview with two of our SURJ leaders: Anne-Sophie Lacombe Garcia and Sofia Sepulveda. Not only will they be talking about SURJ, but you'll get to hear more advice about managing different responsibilities, college applications, and community. https://vimeo.com/545715664
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