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August 25, 2014

 

Pluto and its large moon Charon are depicted in this artistâs concept. The distant Sun appears as a very bright star. Prepared for NASA by Norman W. Lee and Stephen Paul Meszaros

Dwarf Planets

Astronomers made a big discovery in determining Pluto's dwarf planet credentials.

August 29, 2013

 

three astronauts waiting to go into space

Zero Gravity, Does It Exist?

Is there such a thing as zero gravity?

June 21, 2013

 

plastic alien toy next to a rock

New Red Planets Might Support Life!

One of the great mysteries: Does life exist elsewhere in the universe. Research has found that such planets may be more common, and much closer, than we think.

December 7, 2012

 

silver telescope

Moon Found Orbiting Pluto

Pluto was demoted to dwarf planet status, but it still has moons. This new moon, called P5 for now, is the fifth moon found orbiting Pluto.

March 1, 2012

 

star cluster

Space, Hardly Empty

If recent research is correct, the blackness between stars harbors more excitement than you could possibly comprehend.

January 18, 2012

 

sun up close with sun spots

Does The Sun Spin?

True or false? The sun spins.

June 23, 2011

 

solar_system

Collision Course (Planets)

Why are the planets where they are instead of somewhere else?

June 22, 2011

 

Mars

Where Did The Planets That Orbit Our Sun Come From?

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Where did our planets come from?

November 19, 2010

 

a city with the moon above it

The Dark Side Of The Moon Does Not Exist!

There is no place on the moon that is completely dark. Learn why!

July 14, 2010

 

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Would A Wide Rope Reach From Earth To A Geostationary Satellite?

If you want to reach from a geostationary satellite to earth using a rope does the rope's thickness matter?

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