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Posts tagged astrophysics

September 25, 2013

 

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A Tale Of Very Old Water

Canadian scientists studying water found deep in an underground mine have determined that the water is at least 1.5 billion years old, and maybe much older.

May 29, 2013

 

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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

 

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Is There Life On Other Planets?

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

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 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

 

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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

 

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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.

February 24, 2012

 

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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

 

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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.

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.

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