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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.

March 1, 2012

 

star cluster

Space, Hardly Empty

If recent research is correct, the blackness between stars harbors more excitement than you could possibly comprehend.

February 24, 2012

 

supernova in spiral

Get Ready For A New Type Of Supernova!

Supernovas explode with a bright burst of radiation, giving off as much energy in a few days as our sun will give off in its entire lifetime.

January 25, 2012

 

telescope

New Radio Telescopes Have Been Discovered: All About FAST

FAST is a new telescope that has panels that can shift position to create smaller curved dishes anywhere on its surface.

January 18, 2012

 

sun up close with sun spots

Does The Sun Spin?

True or false? The sun spins.

November 16, 2011

 

Hubble Space Telescope

Nope, Still No Aliens

The Obama administration offers some hope but no change on the matter of extraterrestrial contact.

November 8, 2011

 

An artist's rendering of the Earth in glass

Earth’s Close Encounter

An asteroid will whiz by Earth at 29,000 miles per hour. That could cause a big impact, but do we really have anything to worry about?

October 21, 2011

 

Large, full moon in black sky

That Big, Low-hanging Moon

That low-hanging moon looks like you can reach out and touch it, but it is actually further away than when it is at the sky's zenith, where it looks smaller!

October 5, 2011

 

saturn, earth, moons

Oxygen-Rich, Cold, And May Have Life!

A Moment of Science looks at the many different moons in our solar system.

October 4, 2011

 

model planets in a museum

Why Pluto Is No Longer Considered A Planet : Rogue Planets

So, if the planet doesn't orbit a sun, can it still be called a planet?

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