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November 28, 2005

 

Oort

Ancient people believed comets were omens. Sometimes they were thought to signal the fall of empires, other times the birth of kings. Even today, when we’re all supposed to be much more intelligent, people do crazy things when comets pass by. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 16, 2004

 

The Time Before Fire

Did you know that there was a time before fire ever existed? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

A New Planet?

Have astronomers discovered a new planet? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Rocky Weather Forecasting

If you find yourself away from a city, spend an hour looking up on any clear, moonless night. You’re bound to see a few brilliant “shooting stars.” These actually have nothing to do with stars: They’re meteors, and if your viewing conditions are good, you can see about seven per hour on any given night.

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