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August 9, 2010



Sun Tsunamis and Northern Lights in the Summer!

August 1st was a pretty exciting day on the surface of the sun: flares, tsunamis, and lift offs OH MY!

July 19, 2010



Kamikaze Comet ‘Stars’ In New Science Video

We bet you have never seen a space video quite like this. No one has!

April 5, 2010



From Galileo To Modern Times, What Do We Know About Sunspots?

Have you ever seen pictures of the sun and wondered what those dark spots were? They're sunspots!

July 13, 2009


Colorful effect of the aurora borealis in Canada

The Northern Lights Or Fluorescent Light?

The next time you long for the romance of the northern lights, switch on a fluorescent lamp! There may be less mystique, but the principle will be the same.

May 21, 2009


Star filled night sky

How Far the Stars?

Ever wonder how far apart the stars are from one another? Find out a good way to tell on this Moment of Science.

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 9, 2009


Double rainbow over lake

Why Are Rainbows Curved?

The narrow range of angles at which the colors are reflected is the key to why rainbows must be curved.

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 15, 2008


A view of the sun from a beach in SouthEastern England

Sneezing at the Sun

Do you sneeze when you see a bright light? Then you may have photic sneezing. Learn more about this condition on this Moment of Science.

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