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February 11, 2004

 

The Lithic Principle

Is it true that if the laws of nature were changed even a little bit, there would be no people in the universe? Find out on this Moment of Science.

January 6, 2004

 

The Fermi Paradox

Are there really alien civilizations out there that we don't know about? Find out on this Moment of Science: "The Fermi Paradox".

October 28, 2003

 

Why Aliens Won’t Eat Us

Could aliens come down to earth to eat us? Find out on this Moment of Science.

October 21, 2003

 

Vesta

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

October 1, 2003

 

E. T. Phoned. Now What?

E. T. phoned. Now what? Learn about the earth's response to alien contact on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Spinning Our Planet

How fast anything spins is partly determined by how its weight is distributed. The closer an object’s weight is to its axis of rotation, the faster it spins. To picture this, imagine an ice skater doing a pirouette. When her arms are extended, she spins slowly.

September 27, 2003

 

Seeing Inside Rocks

Wouldn’t it be nifty if there was a way we could see into rocks without having to break them? Just think of it. If we could see inside of rocks without having to slice them open, then perhaps we could see into rocks on other planets like Mars. And maybe then we could detect forms of life inside these rocks.

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