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July 20, 2012

 

Exoplanet Hunters at La Silla, Chile

Scientists Are Discovering New Exoplanets Every Week

Did you know it seems we're discovering a new exoplanet every week?

November 28, 2011

 

model of the earth

Floating at the Center of the Earth

Here's an odd thing about weightlessness: if it were possible to live in the center of the earth we would be weightless there, too!

July 30, 2006

 

wave in ocean

Tidal Lake

Why don't lakes have tides as well? To answer this question, we need first to explore what causes ocean tides.

December 2, 2005

 

Gravitational Microlensing

Astronomers have recently discovered a planet 15,000 light years away, making it one of the farthest known planets outside our solar system. The planet is the second to be detected using a technique called gravitational microlensing. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Floating Clouds

Clouds form when warm, moist air rises to a greater altitude, causing it to expand and cool. Eventually, water vapor in the cooled air condenses into the droplets that form clouds.

September 27, 2003

 

Is the Force of Gravity Increasing?

Is the force of gravity increasing? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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