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Posts tagged moon

July 22, 2004

 

Pareidolia

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.

October 21, 2003

 

Vesta

Have astronomers found a new planet? Or is an asteroid in our midst?

September 27, 2003

 

The Youngest Crater

We usually think of craters as being very old, but some have formed quite recently. Learn about the last asteroid to hit the moon on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

To the Moon… or Not?

Did we really go to the moon? "To the Moon... or Not?" on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

The Moon and its Orbit

You can see this more easily by imagining what would happen if the earth were flat. The moon would still travel in a horizontal line above the ground; but because it’s also falling, it would come closer and closer to the flat earth until it collided.

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