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November 23, 2015

 

space shuttle in orbit

Reentry Heat

The Columbia space shuttle disintegrated while re-entering Earth's atmosphere due to damage caused from its launch. Here's why it went up but didn't come down.

January 9, 2007

 

Exogenesis

What is exogenesis? Is it possible that life on earth did not begin here... on earth?

January 16, 2004

 

Reentry Heat

Why does a space shuttle get hotter on reentry than on liftoff? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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