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July 4, 2017

 

A museum display of John Glenn's spacesuit and magazine covers featuring him

A Better Spacesuit

Engineers are designing a new spacesuit for Martian exploration.

March 2, 2017

 

solar system model

A Really Big Lump: How Gravity Created The Solar System

Learn about gravity, stars, and really big lumps.

January 25, 2017

 

A sun set over the Pacific Ocean in California.

The Sun Just Blew Up!

How do you know the sun didn't just explode? We aren't talking about the everyday, run-of-the-mill controlled explosion the sun is always doing, but a big boom.

January 13, 2017

 

Inflatable Clown Bouncing Back Up After Being Hit

Why You Can’t Knock Down a Clown

Remember those inflatable clowns that stood about three feet high and had big red noses, meant for punching? Hit the clown as hard as you could, right back up.

September 16, 2016

 

Different colored billiard balls

How’s Your Fastball?

No matter HOW fast the "fast" ball is moving, it will still fall at the same speed as the ball that just meanders over the edge.

August 19, 2016

 

Comet Hale Bop

Is the Force of Gravity Increasing?

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

July 21, 2016

 

A telescope set up outside

A New Ninth Planet

Pluto is too small to be considered a planet anymore, but our solar system appears to have a new ninth planet.

July 1, 2016

 

computer simulated black hole

The Remains of a Star

A black hole has such a powerful gravitational pull that it sucks up everything nearby, including light.

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.

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