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Posts tagged solar system

May 2, 2006

 

mars

Never Thought to Ask (Planets)

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

November 28, 2005

 

Oort

Ancient people believed comets were omens. Sometimes they were thought to signal the fall of empires, other times the birth of kings. Even today, when we’re all supposed to be much more intelligent, people do crazy things when comets pass by. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 13, 2004

 

Running Rings Around Us

Ever wondered what makes up Saturn's rings? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 2, 2004

 

The Real Final Frontier

It may sound sci-fi, but the Termination Shock is one of two proposed boundaries to our solar system. Learn about the final frontier on this Moment of Science.

August 31, 2004

 

What’s It Like There?

Ever wonder what it's like on other planets? On this Moment of Science, find out what it's like on Mercury.

September 27, 2003

 

A New Planet?

Have astronomers discovered a new planet? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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