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June 26, 2012

 

NASA photo of arctic ice

The Arctic Is Warming Up!

Did you know that the Arctic is warming faster than the rest of the planet?

May 29, 2012

 

venus transit 2004

Staring At The Sun: Watch The Sky On Tuesday, June 5th!

Watch our nearest planetary neighbor 'transit' across the sun on Tuesday. You're going to want to some good eye protection.

April 25, 2012

 

new moon sliver

The Glowing Moon

There's an interesting effect we can sometimes see regarding the moon. It happens when only a tiny sliver is visible shining on one side.

February 24, 2012

 

supernova in spiral

Get Ready For A New Type Of Supernova!

Supernovas explode with a bright burst of radiation, giving off as much energy in a few days as our sun will give off in its entire lifetime.

January 18, 2012

 

sun up close with sun spots

Does The Sun Spin?

True or false? The sun spins.

January 10, 2012

 

a hot air balloons flys past a snowy mountain

Hot Air: The Physics Of Rising Air

Learn more about the physics of hot air and why mountain tops are so cold.

December 30, 2011

 

cube earth

Why The Earth Is Round

Why is the earth round? Why isn't it a cube or a pyramid?

October 19, 2011

 

earth made of clay

Global Warming: Is It Happening?

Global warming is a topic of political debate and scientific study these days. Is it happening? Scientists say the evidence is pointing in that direction.

September 9, 2011

 

solar system model

A Really Big Lump: How Gravity Created The Solar System

Learn about gravity, stars, and really big lumps on this Moment of Science.

June 23, 2011

 

solar_system

Collision Course (Planets)

Why are the planets where they are instead of somewhere else?

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