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May 2, 2013

 

Tree branches at night

Sleeping With Plants

Can sleeping in a room full of plants can be dangerous? A common myth states that, at night, plants compete with people for oxygen!

February 5, 2013

 

footprint on the moon's surface

Why Don’t Marks On The Surface Of The Moon Disappear?

When Neil Armstrong took his "one small step", the impression he made was lasting.

January 1, 2013

 

the sea with a boat in the distance

How Far Away Is The Horizon?

The horizon line can be a tricky thing to measure...

November 5, 2012

 

earth in shadow

Has The Earth Ever Been Hit By Space Rocks?

For billions of years, the Earth's only natural satellite has been bombarded with asteroids. Surely, it's been the target of space rocks in the past.

September 10, 2012

 

volcano erupting against a dark blue sky

How Do Scientists Predict When And Where A Volcano Will Erupt?

There are a few well known warning signs, such as earthquakes in the vicinity of a known volcano. And, of course, smoke rising from a volcano.

September 6, 2012

 

two astronauts sit while their burgers float in the air

Dining In Space

Would food fly off a plate in space? Would astronauts have digestive problems? Learn the science behind space food!

August 1, 2012

 

day and night of a street photographed

Why Are Nights More Calm Compared To The Day?

More often than not, the wind dies down at night after a blustery day. Where does the wind go? Why are nights generally more calm than days?

May 31, 2012

 

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Trade in Your Wind

Does the wind have anything to do with the rotation of the earth?

May 29, 2012

 

venus transit 2004

Staring At The Sun: Watch The Sky On Tuesday, June 5th!

Watch our nearest planetary neighbor 'transit' across the sun on Tuesday. You're going to want to some good eye protection.

May 2, 2012

 

stars moving around the pole

Why Do Stars Twinkle?

If you've ever glanced skyward, you've probably noticed the sheer numbers of stars. Some are tiny, barely visible points. Others radiate strong white light.

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