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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.

November 16, 2011

 

Hubble Space Telescope

Nope, Still No Aliens

The Obama administration offers some hope but no change on the matter of extraterrestrial contact.

February 23, 2011

 

jupiter and moons

Galileo: Father Of Modern Science

A Moment of Science gives a Science Hero Award to Galileo!

July 1, 2009

 

Tiny origami crane on top of coin

Origami Science: Ancient Art To Cutting Edge Science

Need a way to make something large and expansive, small and compact for its journey to its final destination? Scientists are looking to origami to do just that.

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?

December 20, 2005

 

Faster Than a Speeding Moon

How fast does light travel? What could you do to find out? One natural thing to try is to have someone send some light your way and see how long it takes to reach you. How about if you got a friend to shine a flashlight at you from a distant hill, exactly at midnight? With your stopwatch you start counting the seconds until you see the light. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 13, 2004

 

Running Rings Around Us

Ever wondered what makes up Saturn's rings? Find out on this Moment of Science.

October 21, 2003

 

Vesta

Have astronomers found a new planet? Or is an asteroid in our midst?

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