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August 9, 2019

 

When The Sky Turns Green

As sunlight enters our atmosphere, it bends slightly.  This is due to refraction, the same thing that makes a pencil look slightly askew when you stick it half way into a glass of water.

June 10, 2019

 

The Limitations of Weather Forecasts

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University did a collaborative study in which they tried to find the ultimate limit of how far out we could predict the weather.

April 3, 2017

 

In the stratosphere, easterly winds became westerly and vice versa.

Wind Do-Si-Do

Before 2015, the quasi-biennial oscillation happened approximately every twenty-eight months.

March 7, 2017

 

Contrails from airplanes like these over Bergen, Germany are formed when water vapor condenses around exhaust particles

Airplane Contrails

Why do airplanes sometimes leave long white contrails behind?

September 8, 2016

 

An example of our sun's current magnetic activity in and around sunspots

Thanks, Magnetic Field!

Why is there life on Earth? Water, a rocky surface, the right amount of distance, and ____________.

August 19, 2016

 

Here is the Comet Hale-Bop

Is the Force of Gravity Increasing?

Is the force of gravity increasing? Find out on this Moment of Science.

July 7, 2016

 

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Ocean Storage of CO2 Increasing

The ocean is increasingly absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere, raising the water's acidity and endangering sea life.

June 8, 2016

 

Photo of Mercury taken by Messenger satellite

What’s It Like There? 

Like its Roman-god namesake, Mercury is known for extreme behavior.

March 17, 2016

 

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Making New Ozone

We can manufacture ozone molecules from oxygen, but not enough to patch up the ozone layer.

January 4, 2016

 

Pluto

The Heart of Pluto

After a nine-year expedition, the New Horizon spacecraft finally reached Pluto to see what's at the heart of the exoplanet.

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