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May 29, 2013

 

venus in transition

Volcanos On Venus!

The European Space Agency's Venus Express orbiter discovered evidence of volcanic eruptions that occurred as recently as several thousand years ago.

January 23, 2013

 

alien toy with earth behind

Is There Life On Other Planets?

Some simple sugars detected by astronomers, glycoaldehydes, are thought to be the basic building blocks of life.

December 7, 2012

 

silver telescope

Moon Found Orbiting Pluto

Pluto was demoted to dwarf planet status, but it still has moons. This new moon, called P5 for now, is the fifth moon found orbiting Pluto.

November 7, 2012

 

Comet Hale Bop

What Is The Difference Between Comets And Asteroids?

You've heard about comets and asteroids in space. What is the different?

July 20, 2012

 

Exoplanet Hunters at La Silla, Chile

Scientists Are Discovering New Exoplanets Every Week

Did you know it seems we're discovering a new exoplanet every week?

July 19, 2012

 

solar storm

What Are Solar Tornadoes?

Solar tornadoes are solar gases swirling in monstrous formations deep within the sun's atmosphere, measuring the width of several Earths.

May 29, 2012

 

venus transit 2004

Staring At The Sun: Watch The Sky On Tuesday, June 5th!

Watch our nearest planetary neighbor 'transit' across the sun on Tuesday. You're going to want to some good eye protection.

May 2, 2012

 

stars moving around the pole

Why Do Stars Twinkle?

If you've ever glanced skyward, you've probably noticed the sheer numbers of stars. Some are tiny, barely visible points. Others radiate strong white light.

April 17, 2012

 

question mark and exclamation mark made of puzzle pieces

Problem Solving And Asking The Right Questions

Often problems, whether in math, science, or daily life, are hard to solve because we're not asking the right questions.

March 15, 2012

 

rover curiosity

All About The Robot That Could: Curiosity

The Mars Science Laboratory mission is sending its largest rover to the red planet. That rover's name is Curiosity.

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