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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

 

Person holding small meteorite

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?

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?

July 6, 2008

 

Vibrant sunset over ocean

What Makes the Sun Shine?

What makes the sun shine? It's a question we rarely give much thought. However, there is a scientific explanation for this commonplace phenomenon.

June 24, 2008

 

Mars & Phobos

The Colonization Conundrum

You want to build a spaceship that can travel from Earth to the newly established colony on Mars, but there's no way a human crew can survive the trip.

June 17, 2008

 

The Blackhole

Total Eclipse of a Black Hole

Have you ever wondered about the terms "Black Hole" or "Supernova" meant? If no or even you would like to learn more, then listen to this edition of AMOS.

June 15, 2008

 

A Photograph of the Moon

The Vibrating Moon

The startling experience of five British monks from the twelfth century who saw an enormous explosion occur on the moon. The moon still be vibrating today.

June 15, 2008

 

An Photograph of the Moon

They Saw the Moon Go Boom

How many times have you actually seen a star explode or a asteroid at night? Have ever learned about how the records of these events are taken? Then tune in.

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