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August 7, 2017

 

A total solar eclipse with visible corona

What Is A Solar Eclipse?

There are four different types of solar eclipses.

February 7, 2017

 

A waning gibbous moon over eastern Europe. The moon is a bright white circle in the very middle of the top of the image. Below the moon,  there are are light blue clouds and at the very bottom of the image, white clouds.

The Moon is 238,900 Miles Away

Why is it so hard for people to visually judge how far away the moon is?

February 15, 2016

 

Pluto's

Presenting Pluto: A Geologically Active World

Pluto's crater-less surface indicates the presence of geological processes that have erased the marks left by asteroids and comets.

November 16, 2015

 

Europa

Probing Through the Ice: From Antarctica To Europa

Europa, Jupiter's moon, has water that may support life. The only problem is it's buried under a thick layer of ice.

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.

July 10, 2015

 

moon landing in 1972

Waving a Flag on the Moon 

The moon landing was in fact staged (on the moon) with special flag engineering.

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.

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