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April 22, 2015

 

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The Dunes of Titan

Astronomers discover wind patterns on Titan that recur over tens of thousands of years.

March 6, 2015

 

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Rifts on the Moon

The man in the moon's face was actively formed by hot lava and other geological forces.

February 20, 2015

 

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The Youngest Crater

Most of the moon's craters were formed by asteroid crash landings millions or billions of years ago, but more recent collisions are also making their mark.

December 5, 2014

 

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New Moon

In case there was ever any doubt, Earth only has one moon.

October 31, 2014

 

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Birth of the Moon

Where did the moon come from? Here's a crash course on lunar beginnings.

May 27, 2014

 

Those eyes may look big, but they aren't terribly keen.

Why Moths Fly Toward Lights

Summer is nearly here. Ever wonder why moths fly toward bright lights? Find out on today's Moment of Science.

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.

October 10, 2013

 

Could this coral be over a hundred years old?

Years Ago, The Year Was 400 Days Long

Scientists have found fossil evidence from tropical corals that existed at that time, and they have about 400 daily growth rings per year.

July 25, 2013

 

A crescent Mercury as seen from the approaching MESSENGER spacecraft.

How Old Is The Surface Of Mercury?

Scientists have a new estimate for the geological age of one of Mercury's oldest regions.

February 5, 2013

 

One small step!

Why Don’t Marks On The Surface Of The Moon Disappear?

When Neil Armstrong took his "one small step", the impression he made was lasting.

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