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April 22, 2015

 

Titan crescent moon

The Dunes of Titan

Astronomers discover wind patterns on Titan that recur over tens of thousands of years.

March 6, 2015

 

vintage illustration of rocket on moon

Rifts on the Moon

The man in the moon's face was actively formed by hot lava and other geological forces.

February 20, 2015

 

moon's surface with craters

The Youngest Crater

Most of the moon's craters were formed by asteroid crash landings millions or billions of years ago, but more recent collisions are also making their mark.

December 5, 2014

 

full moon and lunar eclipse

New Moon

In case there was ever any doubt, Earth only has one moon.

October 31, 2014

 

photo of a super moon

Birth of the Moon

Where did the moon come from? Here's a crash course on lunar beginnings.

May 27, 2014

 

Macro image of a moth facing the camera

Why Moths Fly Toward Lights

Summer is nearly here. Ever wonder why moths fly toward bright lights? Find out on today's Moment of Science.

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 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.

August 29, 2013

 

three astronauts waiting to go into space

Zero Gravity, Does It Exist?

Is there such a thing as zero gravity?

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.

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