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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 ____________.

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.

January 25, 2016

 

trilobyte fossil

Great Big Disaster

Trilobites and 95 percent of marine creatures went the "way of the dinosaurs" during the Permian extinction, millions of years before dinosaurs existed.

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