PISCES Robotic International Space Mining Competition
STEM Aerospace Research Scholars
Research Investigating Dust Explusion Removal Systems
QUESTION: How old is the universe?
Answer: Scientists have pinpointed the age of the universe to 13.7 billion years. How did they come up with this number? Researchers gathered over nine years of data from a spacecraft called the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP). The now-retired craft was launched in 2001, parking a million miles from Earth to map out the universe by measuring the temperature of radiation left over from the Big Bang. It’s findings not only helped scientists determine the age of the universe, but also confirmed that about 95% of it is made up of mysterious elements known as dark matter and dark energy.
Kaʻa holo mahina mean ‘lunar rover.’ It is literally translated as vehicle (for) traveling (on the) moon.
The Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems, or PISCES, is a Hawaii State Government Aerospace Agency located in beautiful Hilo, Hawaii.
The Center is part of the State Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT) and conducts environmentally safe tests on Hawaii’s volcanic terrain to validate advanced space technologies under the jurisdiction of the Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR).