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October 10, 2013

 

multicolored coral under the sea

Years Ago, The Year Was 400 Days Long

Scientists have found fossil evidence from tropical corals that existed at that time, and they have about 400 daily growth rings per year.

September 25, 2013

 

water droplets on the side of a plastic bottle

A Tale Of Very Old Water

Canadian scientists studying water found deep in an underground mine have determined that the water is at least 1.5 billion years old, and maybe much older.

July 25, 2013

 

How Old Is The Surface Of Mercury?

Scientists have a new estimate for the geological age of one of Mercury's oldest regions.

June 12, 2013

 

Darwin’s Warm Little Martian Pond

NASA's Curiosity rover has found evidence for life-supporting conditions on ancient Mars.

April 3, 2013

 

sun's rays reflecting on camera lens

Mars May Have Tectonic Plates

For years scientists thought only two planets in our solar system had tectonic plates. But, now, it looks like Mars is joining the club.

February 21, 2013

 

niagra falls up close

We’re Losing Niagra Falls!

Today A Moment of Science looks at why this beloved wonder of the world may be on the rocks.

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.

November 22, 2012

 

Mississippi River with a sunset

How The Mississippi Changes Its Course

Can the Mississippi River change direction?

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.

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