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October 30, 2008

 

High above Earth's atmosphere

The Habitable Zone

Could there be life on other planets? Given how unfathomably large the universe is, there very well could be.

July 3, 2007

 

Tracking and data relay satellite in hangar

A Three Foot Orbit

Science tells you that you weigh less standing on the equator than you do at the north pole. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 29, 2007

 

Person On Bathroom Scale

The Equatorial Weight-loss Program

You've tried all sorts of diets, you work out regularly, and you avoid fatty foods, yet still nothing seems to take off those extra pounds eh?

April 17, 2007

 

mars

Mars Attack

It was a great moment in the history of NASA, especially since people had been working so long at trying to get a probe to Mars

October 9, 2006

 

a droplet of water on a leaf

Geogenesis

Geogenesis is the scientific term for the beginning of something very important, life. How did it all begin?

May 2, 2006

 

mars

Never Thought to Ask (Planets)

Where did the nine planets that orbit our sun come from?

December 27, 2005

 

L. G. M.?

Last time we mentioned the time when Soviet radio astronomers went public about listening in on radio signals from an alien civilization. As it turned out, what they were actually listening to was a quasar: the blazing core of a galaxy that can emit radio waves that fluctuate in a regular pattern. So regular, in fact, that people thought it was an alien intelligence. 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.

May 20, 2005

 

Close One

In 1987 an asteroid measuring a half a mile in diameter came by, missing our planet by a measly six orbital hours. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

April 25, 2005

 

And You Think

Some folks have “love handles.” If you are such a person, take heart, the entire planet suffers from this same indignity. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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