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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



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

July 22, 2004



Can you see the man in the moon? Learn about pareidolia on this Moment of Science.

October 30, 2003


The Eye of the Dung Beetle

Learn about dung beetles and their nightly travels on this Moment of Science.

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