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November 30, 2017

 

A close-up image of Venus transit the sun.

Goodbye Sun, Goodbye Earth

Billions of years from now, the sun will expand and engulf the Earth.

August 7, 2017

 

A total solar eclipse with visible corona

What Is A Solar Eclipse?

There are four different types of solar eclipses.

May 9, 2017

 

On the left side of the screen is black. The majority of the image is of a purple foil planet. It reflects light.

The Purple Planet

A microbial geneticist at the University of Maryland has proposed that early life may have tinged the Earth purple.

May 8, 2017

 

stars moving around the pole

Why Do Stars Twinkle?

Astronomers are learning more about the brightening and dimming of stars.

March 2, 2017

 

solar system model

A Really Big Lump: How Gravity Created The Solar System

Learn about gravity, stars, and really big lumps.

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.

January 25, 2016

 

trilobyte fossil

Great Big Disaster

Trilobites and 95 percent of marine creatures went the "way of the dinosaurs" during the Permian extinction, millions of years before dinosaurs existed.

January 11, 2016

 

ice sheet

Was Earth Ever a Snowball?

Geologists posit that Earth was once entirely covered by ice.

December 13, 2014

 

Earth as seen from space.

Searching For Water In Outer Space

Data from the Rosetta mission, the Mars rover and the Herschel space observatory point to water's extraterrestrial origins.

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