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July 15, 2010

 

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Geostationary Satellites, Rope, And Supplies From Earth

We've been imagining that we're sitting in a geostationary satellite. That's a satellite that orbits the equator at the same speed and direction.

July 14, 2010

 

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Would A Wide Rope Reach From Earth To A Geostationary Satellite?

If you want to reach from a geostationary satellite to earth using a rope does the rope's thickness matter?

July 13, 2010

 

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Could You Connect A Rope From A Geostationary Satellite To Earth?

Say you want to bring some supplies up to your satellite... could you just lower a rope down to earth and haul it up?

February 22, 2010

 

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The Speed Of Light And The Interstellar Highway

Have you ever wondered what the speed of light meant?

June 9, 2009

 

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Worms in Space

Why do we send worms into space? Find out on this Moment of Science.

March 19, 2009

 

Astronauts working on Space Station

Stress in Space

Imagine being cooped up for months inside a space capsule or station with other astronauts, constantly checking equipment to make sure everything works.

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?

February 18, 2009

 

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Rocky Weather Forecasting

During a "meteor shower" bits of rocky material that enter our atmosphere from space burn up because of friction.

February 11, 2009

 

High up in atmosphere

Interstellar Dust Bunnies

Beyond our atmosphere flies a lot of debris. Some fragments can be larger than mountains, but most is space-dust.

January 21, 2009

 

Competing rowing teams

Rowing in Space

NASA is planning to send astronauts back to the moon for long missions. How are the astronauts going to stay in shape in zero or low gravity?

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