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June 15, 2008

 

A Photograph of the Moon

The Vibrating Moon

The startling experience of five British monks from the twelfth century who saw an enormous explosion occur on the moon. The moon still be vibrating today.

June 15, 2008

 

An Photograph of the Moon

They Saw the Moon Go Boom

How many times have you actually seen a star explode or a asteroid at night? Have ever learned about how the records of these events are taken? Then tune in.

August 21, 2007

 

Moon at night

Steady, Steady

The relatively small Earth, with its sizable moon, is the only planet we know of with life on it. Coincidence?

March 26, 2007

 

apollo 17 astronauts training

Killed by the Sun

The sun may be far away, but its solar flares still present a deadly risk for astronauts going to the moon.

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

 

The Tenth Planet?

On last count, there were nine planets in our solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Soon, however, we might need to add a tenth planet to the solar lineup. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

July 22, 2005

 

ring around the moon

A Ring Around The Moon

Unlike Saturn, which has actual, physical rings, the ring you can sometimes see around the moon is merely an optical illusion.

March 31, 2005

 

How Far?

For a long time people have been fascinated by comets passing by the earth. How close are they? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 17, 2005

 

Moon Envy

Why does earth only have one moon, while other planets have many? Jupiter alone has nearly 40 moons! Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 9, 2004

 

Sedna

Learn about the most distant object to orbit the sun, on this Moment of Science.

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