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November 3, 2015


ancient columns from oracle at Delphi

Chemical Oracle

Water samples from the Greek oracle at Delphi show traces of ethylene, a gas that can induce trance-like states.

January 2, 2009


Astronauts on the Moon

The Dangers of Lunar Dust

NASA is planning to send astronauts back to the moon fairly soon. However, there are a few kinks to work out, like what to do about moon dust.

March 26, 2007


apollo 17 astronauts training

Killed by the Sun

The sun may be far away, but its solar flares still present a deadly risk for astronauts going to the moon.

November 14, 2006


a 1959 soviet stamp depicting the Luna 2 moon landing

You Can Just Crash at My Place

Most of us picture astronauts bouncing gracefully on the moons surface, but what we don't see are the crash landings!

November 7, 2003


Chemical Oracle

Learn about the chemical oracle of ancient Greece. Who was Pythia and could she really channel the voice of Apollo? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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