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June 22, 2016

 

three astronauts waiting to go into space

Pens In Space

Astronauts cannot use conventional pens and pencils in outerspace. Here's why:

May 23, 2016

 

clouds

How Clouds Float

Clouds weigh several tons but stay airy by distributing their weight over a large area.

March 29, 2016

 

lunar rings

Running Rings Around Us

Saturn's rings are made of the remnants of former moons that were destroyed in a collision.

July 29, 2015

 

crescent moon

Complex Life and the Moon    

Our moon stabilizes Earth's axis and makes for habitable conditions; but, scientists discover, life is still possible without moonlit nights.

February 11, 2015

 

composite of a series of images photographed from a mounted camera on the Earth-orbiting International Space Station, from approximately 240 miles above Earth.

Planets of Double Stars

Extrasolar planets form along misaligned orbits.

January 14, 2015

 

Appalachian Mountains aerial view

Appalachian Bend

The Appalachian Mountain range has a strange bend in it caused by the gravitational pull of certain underground rocks.

July 30, 2014

 

A pair of hands hold up puzzle pieces in silhouette of cloudy sky

Floating Clouds

Despite weighing tons, clouds seem to free-float in the air. How do the billowy marvels stay up in the sky?

April 4, 2014

 

Photo of the International Space Station with Earth behind.

Sleeping In Space

Research has shown that people snore less in space. Could this have any ramifications has for us here on Earth?

October 25, 2013

 

Photo of a theme park ride called Riptide

How Rip Tides Got a Bad Rap

Rip tides have taken on mythical proportions as killer waves.

October 14, 2013

 

a picture of earth from space

Has Earth’s Gravitational Pull Been Changing?

If the earth keeps accumulating mass, does that mean that the Earth's gravitational pull has been increasing?

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