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September 19, 2019


The Extinction Crisis

According to many scientists, we are in the midst of a major mass extinction catastrophe right now. In 2019 a United Nations backed scientific panel concluded that the rate of species extinctions happening right now is already tens to hundreds of times higher than the average over the past ten million years.

June 5, 2019


Farout: The Solar System’s Most Distant Known Member

In 2018 a team of American astronomers announced the discovery of the most distant solar system body yet discovered.

May 3, 2019


Is Declining Biodiversity Killing The Earth?

Different types of human impact such as climate change, land use, pollution and invasive species all interact to influence ecosystems.

February 15, 2018


Would you ever want to be an astronaut?

Zero Gravity, Does It Exist?

Is there such a thing as zero gravity?

November 30, 2017


When the sun becomes a red giant, it will expand and consume Venus. More information about the image from the source: "On June 5-6 2012, SDO is collecting images of one of the rarest predictable solar events: the transit of Venus across the face of the sun. This event happens in pairs eight years apart that are separated from each other by 105 or 121 years. The last transit was in 2004 and the next will not happen until 2117."

Goodbye Sun, Goodbye Earth

Billions of years from now, the sun will expand and engulf the Earth.

August 7, 2017


The "halo" around the moon blocking out the sun is the sun's corona. It is only visible on Earth during solar eclipses.

What Is A Solar Eclipse?

There are four different types of solar eclipses.

May 9, 2017


Millions of years, could Earth have appeared purple from space?

The Purple Planet

A microbial geneticist at the University of Maryland has proposed that early life may have tinged the Earth purple.

May 8, 2017


Where is your favorite place to stargaze?

Why Do Stars Twinkle?

Astronomers are learning more about the brightening and dimming of stars.

March 2, 2017


The Solar System was originally a whirling cloud of dust and gas.

A Really Big Lump: How Gravity Created The Solar System

Learn about gravity, stars, and really big lumps.

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 ____________.

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