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July 1, 2016

 

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The Remains of a Star

A black hole has such a powerful gravitational pull that it sucks up everything nearby, including light.

June 22, 2016

 

Would you ever want to be an astronaut?

Pens In Space

Astronauts cannot use conventional pens and pencils in outerspace. Here's why:

May 23, 2016

 

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How Clouds Float

Clouds weigh several tons but stay airy by distributing their weight over a large area.

March 29, 2016

 

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Running Rings Around Us

Saturn's rings are made of the remnants of former moons that were destroyed in a collision.

July 29, 2015

 

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Complex Life and the Moon    

Our moon stabilizes Earth's axis and makes for habitable conditions; but, scientists discover, life is still possible without moonlit nights.

February 11, 2015

 

In the HK Tauri star system, each star has a proto planetary disc, and is out of alignment with each other by at least 60 degrees.

Planets of Double Stars

Extrasolar planets form along misaligned orbits.

January 14, 2015

 

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Appalachian Bend

The Appalachian Mountain range has a strange bend in it caused by the gravitational pull of certain underground rocks.

July 30, 2014

 

A cloud can weigh tons.

Floating Clouds

Despite weighing tons, clouds seem to free-float in the air. How do the billowy marvels stay up in the sky?

April 4, 2014

 

It sure must be nice to drift off to sleep aboard the International Space Station!

Sleeping In Space

Research has shown that people snore less in space. Could this have any ramifications has for us here on Earth?

October 25, 2013

 

Rip tides aren't actually that wild of a ride.

How Rip Tides Got a Bad Rap

Rip tides have taken on mythical proportions as killer waves.

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