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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.

November 7, 2012

 

Comet Hale Bop

What Is The Difference Between Comets And Asteroids?

You've heard about comets and asteroids in space. What is the different?

May 22, 2012

 

Zebra Mussels on the pilon of a bridge

Bioinvasion: The Ultimate Threat To Our Ecosystem

Exactly how much are we damaging the environment when we put up new buildings and expand our cities?

June 23, 2011

 

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Collision Course (Planets)

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

April 22, 2011

 

uranus_sign

Beyond That Planet: Our Solar System

Nowadays everybody knows there are nine planets in our solar system, but that information was hard won.

June 22, 2010

 

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Earth Has Love Handles!

Yes, it's true, Earth has "love handles!" Learn more about Earth's bulge...

October 7, 2009

 

The Earth from outerspace.

A Brief History of the Early Earth

What is our earth's history? New research suggests that life on Earth has existed without interruption for longer than we thought.

March 3, 2009

 

Planet Earth seen from space

Earth Collision, Hypothetically

It seems to be possible for planets in a stable solar system to somehow get off track and run into each other. Is our planet in danger?

December 11, 2008

 

Earth seen from space

Terrestrial Planet Finder

Most extrasolar planets are about the size of Jupiter, not Earth. So, is Earth's size and orbit unique?

December 2, 2008

 

Man-Made Water Reservoir

Spinning Our Planet

Most people would imagine that the Earth's rotation would be immune to our tampering. As it turns out, this isn't the case.

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