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Posts tagged debris

September 1, 2010

 

mudslide

How To Avoid A Mudslide

Mudslides may seem like total muddy chaos, but what is the cause?

March 3, 2009

 

Planet Earth seen from space

Earth Collision, Hypothetically

It seems to be possible for planets in a stable solar system to somehow get off track and run into each other. Is our planet in danger?

February 18, 2009

 

Person holding small meteorite

Rocky Weather Forecasting

During a "meteor shower" bits of rocky material that enter our atmosphere from space burn up because of friction.

February 11, 2009

 

High up in atmosphere

Interstellar Dust Bunnies

Beyond our atmosphere flies a lot of debris. Some fragments can be larger than mountains, but most is space-dust.

April 15, 2007

 

mcnaught comet

Swift’s Comet

What happens to a comet after it's exciting entrance into our orbit?

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.

March 23, 2004

 

Why Your Eyes Get Puffy When You Cry

Why do your eyes get puffy when you cry? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Creating a Vacuum

Ever wonder how a vacuum cleaner works? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Earwax

By trapping all sorts of dirt and debris, the waxy stuff your ear produces helps keep the ear clean. Q-tips are commonly used to clean the wax from your ear when it gets to be too abundant.

September 27, 2003

 

What’s That in the Sky?

In his book Cosmos, the late scientist Carl Sagan talks about the way in which the earth is regularly struck by material from outer space. These collisions with space debris can be minor–as in a shooting star on a summer night–or amazingly destructive, as in the collision that probably killed off the dinosaurs. Thankfully, the […]

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