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Posts tagged astronomy

September 8, 2011

 

Alien yard art

Using Oxygen To Search For Alien Planets

If you could see an alien planet from Earth, you wouldn't necessarily need to look for cities. You could just check for oxygen in the atmosphere.

July 7, 2011

 

telescope at the beach

Kepler’s Telescope Spots 2 Planets In Same Orbit. Should We Worry?

Kepler’s Telescope has detected over 1200 possible planets. But this discovery is unique. Scientists found two planets in the same orbit in a system!

June 22, 2011

 

Mars

Where Did The Planets That Orbit Our Sun Come From?

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Where did our planets come from?

April 22, 2011

 

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Beyond That Planet: Our Solar System

Nowadays everybody knows there are nine planets in our solar system, but that information was hard won.

February 24, 2011

 

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NASA Scientists Believe Saturn’s Moon Titan May Have Life

Could Titan support life? Scientists hope to learn more about Titan's atmosphere to find out!

February 23, 2011

 

jupiter and moons

Galileo: Father Of Modern Science

A Moment of Science gives a Science Hero Award to Galileo!

January 27, 2011

 

The Oort Cloud

The Oort Cloud And Comets

Have you heard about the Oort Cloud?

January 21, 2011

 

A blackhole in space

What Is A Black Hole?

Black holes were always the most dangerous thing when traveling through space in science fiction shows. What are black holes and how do they form?

January 18, 2011

 

light lines created by a flashlight

How To Calculate The Speed Of Light

Learn how Ole Roemer learned that light does take time to travel.

January 13, 2011

 

A telescope set up outside

Venus Glows In The Dark!

Venus may appear to glow under moonlight but the planet also glows in infrared light.

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