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Posts tagged Earth’s atmosphere

December 21, 2017

 

An example of a blood moon right before it hits totality.

Why Does The Moon Look Red During A Complete Lunar Eclipse?

Some parts of the world will see a complete lunar eclipse on January 31, 2018.

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 1, 2015

 

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Looking for Signs of Life on Earth

The light in Earth's atmosphere may reflect signs of extraterrestrial life.

April 21, 2014

 

Thankfully, we don't need a special suit to travel to space in our imaginations.

Going Up

On this edition of A Moment Of Science, we check out some of the atmosphere's many layers.

March 7, 2014

 

Even oxygen-breathing animals as ancient as trilobite didn't come around until long after Earth's atmosphere had become oxygen-rich.

A Change In The Air

Most of us take our oxygen-rich atmosphere for granted. Once upon a time, though, Earth's air was very different.

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