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March 2, 2017

 

solar system model

A Really Big Lump: How Gravity Created The Solar System

Learn about gravity, stars, and really big lumps.

February 8, 2017

 

The moon shines over a brightly lit city

Moon Tan

Can spending enough time under a very bright moon get you tan?

January 25, 2017

 

A sun set over the Pacific Ocean in California.

The Sun Just Blew Up!

How do you know the sun didn't just explode? We aren't talking about the everyday, run-of-the-mill controlled explosion the sun is always doing, but a big boom.

October 19, 2016

 

On the left side of the screen, a large spider plant. The camera angle is as if someone is looking directly down at the long, green leaves. Next to it is a jar with a much smaller version of the plant growing.

Plants in Motion

Is your houseplant moving or is that just an optical illusion?

August 24, 2016

 

Hot, melted tar on blacktop

Baseball, Tar, and the Scientific Method

One of the fundamental ideas of scientific thinking can be summed up in the phrase: "Correlation does not imply causation." That can be very confusing.

August 10, 2016

 

an image of a solar flare

Could Our Sun Turn Deadly?

It may sound far-fetched, but humanity faces a major potential danger: someday, there might be a gigantic explosion on the sun.

August 8, 2016

 

suitcases made of ivory

Packing For The Desert

If you are packing for a trip to the desert, would it be better to pack light or dark clothes?

July 12, 2016

 

Snake slithering across a road

Why Are There So Many Dead Snakes in the Road?

Ever wonder why there are so many dead snakes in the road? Find out on this Moment of Science.

December 3, 2014

 

setting sun cast woman's silouhette

So Long, Sun

Bad news: The sun is going to burn out and life as we know it will be over. Good news: We've still got 5 billion years left.

April 22, 2014

 

A technician stands in front of six of the James Webb Telescope's gigantic mirrors.

Red Dwarf Stars And The Search For Extraterrestrial Life

As it turns out, life may not be limited to orbits around sun-like stars.

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