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November 5, 2012

 

Could a moon rock have hit earth?

Has The Earth Ever Been Hit By Space Rocks?

For billions of years, the Earth's only natural satellite has been bombarded with asteroids. Surely, it's been the target of space rocks in the past.

September 10, 2012

 

Predicting when volcanoes will erupt can help save many lives.

How Do Scientists Predict When And Where A Volcano Will Erupt?

There are a few well known warning signs, such as earthquakes in the vicinity of a known volcano. And, of course, smoke rising from a volcano.

September 6, 2012

 

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Dining In Space

Would food fly off a plate in space? Would astronauts have digestive problems? Learn the science behind space food!

August 1, 2012

 

The difference between day and night...

Why Are Nights More Calm Compared To The Day?

More often than not, the wind dies down at night after a blustery day. Where does the wind go? Why are nights generally more calm than days?

May 31, 2012

 

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Trade in Your Wind

Does the wind have anything to do with the rotation of the earth?

May 29, 2012

 

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Staring At The Sun: Watch The Sky On Tuesday, June 5th!

Watch our nearest planetary neighbor 'transit' across the sun on Tuesday. You're going to want to some good eye protection.

April 25, 2012

 

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The Glowing Moon

There's an interesting effect we can sometimes see regarding the moon. It happens when only a tiny sliver is visible shining on one side.

December 30, 2011

 

The earth would be so strange if it were shaped like a cube.

Why The Earth Is Round

Why is the earth round? Why isn't it a cube or a pyramid?

December 23, 2011

 

The ubiquity of cross-sectional diagrams like these, give the impression we have our planet's innards figured out. We don’t.

Between A Hard Place And A Hard Place

Scientists armed with diamond anvils are pushing their investigations deeper and deeper into the center of Earth without actually having to go there.

November 28, 2011

 

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Floating at the Center of the Earth

Here's an odd thing about weightlessness: if it were possible to live in the center of the earth we would be weightless there, too!

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