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January 2, 2006

 

Zoom!

You’re out on a clear, starry night with your best friend, looking for shooting stars. Look, there’s one, your friend shouts, but by the time you look, it’s gone. There’s another, she cries. Too late, you missed it. Then one comes along that seems to just amble across the sky, nice and slow. Why is it that some shooting stars are so fast and others are much slower? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 17, 2005

 

Moon Envy

Why does earth only have one moon, while other planets have many? Jupiter alone has nearly 40 moons! Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 13, 2004

 

The Mystery of Photorespiration

Learn about the mystery of photorespiration on this Moment of Science.

November 19, 2004

 

A Fresh Breath of Methane

"A Fresh Breath of Methane" on this Moment of Science.

July 22, 2004

 

Cosmic Radiation

Did you know that cosmic radiation is up to one-hundred times greater at cruising altitude than on the ground? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 10, 2004

 

UFO Attack!

Did UFOs attack fighter planes in June of 1969? Find out on this Moment of Science.

January 16, 2004

 

Acid Rain

Learn about all the chemicals found in rainwater, on this Moment of Science.

January 16, 2004

 

Reentry Heat

Why does a space shuttle get hotter on reentry than on liftoff? Find out on this Moment of Science.

January 6, 2004

 

Cleaning Up The Ozone Layer

How do we clean up the ozone layer? Find out on this Moment of Science.

January 6, 2004

 

Making New Ozone

Can we make a new ozone? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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