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Posts tagged Earth

November 8, 2011

 

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Earth’s Close Encounter

An asteroid will whiz by Earth at 29,000 miles per hour. That could cause a big impact, but do we really have anything to worry about?

September 9, 2011

 

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A Really Big Lump: How Gravity Created The Solar System

Learn about gravity, stars, and really big lumps on this Moment of Science.

July 18, 2011

 

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How Old Are Diamonds?

Mysteries, facts, and the age of the diamond you've been eying...

July 7, 2011

 

telescope at the beach

Kepler’s Telescope Spots 2 Planets In Same Orbit. Should We Worry?

Kepler’s Telescope has detected over 1200 possible planets. But this discovery is unique. Scientists found two planets in the same orbit in a system!

June 28, 2011

 

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Missing Chromium: Inside Earth’s Crust

The Earth is made up of plenty of elements but Chromium is uncommon. This has scientists puzzled.

June 23, 2011

 

solar_system

Collision Course (Planets)

Why are the planets where they are instead of somewhere else?

May 5, 2011

 

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Earth’s Climate In The Year 3000

The future does not look so bright. What can be done to help stop global climate change?

January 12, 2011

 

A model of the Earth

What Would Happen If An Asteroid Hit Earth?

In 1987, an asteroid came within six orbital hours of hitting earth. What happens if the timing is right?

December 8, 2010

 

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NASA Discovers New Life Form

A new discovery suggests that living organisms may exist in places that scientists never before dreamed possible.

July 28, 2010

 

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Why Do The Slowest Meteors Come In The Evening?

Why do meteors come when they do? What does the motion of the planet have to do with meteor speed?

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