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Posts tagged atmosphere

September 8, 2016


Still image of the sun during a dynamic solar event as captured by an X-Ray Telescope

Thanks, Magnetic Field!

Why is there life on Earth? Water, a rocky surface, the right amount of distance, and ____________.

August 19, 2016


Comet Hale Bop

Is the Force of Gravity Increasing?

Is the force of gravity increasing? Find out on this Moment of Science.

July 7, 2016



Ocean Storage of CO2 Increasing

The ocean is increasingly absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere, raising the water's acidity and endangering sea life.

June 8, 2016



What’s It Like There? 

Like its Roman-god namesake, Mercury is known for extreme behavior.

March 17, 2016



Making New Ozone

We can manufacture ozone molecules from oxygen, but not enough to patch up the ozone layer.

January 4, 2016



The Heart of Pluto

After a nine-year expedition, the New Horizon spacecraft finally reached Pluto to see what's at the heart of the exoplanet.

July 10, 2015


moon landing in 1972

Waving a Flag on the Moon 

The moon landing was in fact staged (on the moon) with special flag engineering.

April 21, 2014


An astronaut floats in a space suit.

Going Up

On this edition of A Moment Of Science, we check out some of the atmosphere's many layers.

January 30, 2014


The underside of a commercial airliner taking off at sunset

Why Airliners Don’t Provide Emergency Parachutes

There are emergency exits, emergency slides, emergency air masks and emergency flotation devices. Why not parachutes too?

September 30, 2013


sunrise above the water

Sunrise Or Sunset: How Do You Tell?

When looking at a picture of the sun, how could you tell whether or not it's rising or setting?

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