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January 3, 2018

 

An image of The Crescent Nebula that is within Constellation Cygnus. Constellation Cygnus is the home of Tabby's Star.

It’s Not An Alien Megastructure After All

The intermittent dimming of Tabby's star was a long-time mystery in the Astronomy community.

February 18, 2015

 

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Super Volcanoes

Yellowstone sits atop a super volcano that could blow any day now.

May 20, 2014

 

If conditions are just right, you can actually see interplanetary dust in the form of zodiacal light.

Ashes To Ashes, Stardust To Stardust

The secret to the origins of life on Earth could be in the dust that's leftover after solar systems form.

December 26, 2013

 

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What Makes Dust Mites So Sneezy?

Are indoor allergies getting you down? The cause may gross you out!

January 11, 2013

 

Have you dusted today?

What Is Dust, And Where Does It Come From?

If you wipe a finger across a household surface that hasn't been cleaned in the last few days, chances are you'll come into contact with dust.

June 22, 2011

 

Where Did The Planets That Orbit Our Sun Come From?

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Where did our planets come from?

October 14, 2010

 

Where Do Cobwebs Come From?

You've probably seen cobwebs around your home and wondered where they come from...

September 17, 2009

 

It’s Raining Bacteria! The Truth About Clouds

Some clouds appear light and fluffy. Others dark and menacing. But are all clouds made of bacteria?

January 2, 2009

 

The Dangers of Lunar Dust

NASA is planning to send astronauts back to the moon fairly soon. However, there are a few kinks to work out, like what to do about moon dust.

May 20, 2005

 

Close One

In 1987 an asteroid measuring a half a mile in diameter came by, missing our planet by a measly six orbital hours. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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