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Posts tagged outer space

September 13, 2013

 

Man sleeping in bed

Asleep At The Saucer

What's really going on with alien abductions? "Asleep at the Saucer" on this Moment of Science.

November 28, 2011

 

model of the earth

Floating at the Center of the Earth

Here's an odd thing about weightlessness: if it were possible to live in the center of the earth we would be weightless there, too!

June 23, 2011

 

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Collision Course (Planets)

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

July 13, 2009

 

Colorful effect of the aurora borealis in Canada

The Northern Lights Or Fluorescent Light?

The next time you long for the romance of the northern lights, switch on a fluorescent lamp! There may be less mystique, but the principle will be the same.

June 26, 2009

 

Space shuttle in space

Shuttle Glow

Did astronauts Jack Lousma and C. Gordon Fullerton see a ghost aboard their shuttle back in 1982? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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?

April 15, 2007

 

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Swift’s Comet

What happens to a comet after it's exciting entrance into our orbit?

April 9, 2007

 

a scaled model of the voyager spacecraft

A Message from Afar

How can scientist know so much about the sun's heliosheath without being able to go there?

April 9, 2007

 

a sink with running water

Make a Heliosheath in Your Sink

Similar physics that governs our solar system can be seen in your own kitchen sink!

April 9, 2007

 

a diagram of the sun's heliosphere

The Heliosphere

Solar winds create a bubble that cover our entire solar system! Scientists call this the sun's heliosphere.

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