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April 3, 2017

 

An abstract image. There are lines of many different colors (light purple, light orange, light blue, light red) flowing in many different directions. Close up the colors are more noticeable. From a distance, the image can look light brown.

Wind Do-Si-Do

Before 2015, the quasi-biennial oscillation happened approximately every twenty-eight months.

March 7, 2017

 

Assortment of contrails

Airplane Contrails

Why do airplanes sometimes leave long white contrails behind?

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

 

smokestack

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

 

Mercury

What’s It Like There? 

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

March 17, 2016

 

quilt

Making New Ozone

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

January 4, 2016

 

Pluto

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.

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