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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.

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.

April 27, 2016

 

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Autokinetic Effect

Eye movements can cause you to mistakenly perceive isolated objects as moving.

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.

May 7, 2014

 

A time-lapse image of the night sky in the norther hemisphere reveals that the North Star doesn't move very much.

What Makes The North Star So Special?

On a dark night, you can see thousands of stars with the naked eye. What makes the North Star stand out above the rest?

April 22, 2014

 

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will focus it's efforts on light in the infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Red Dwarf Stars And The Search For Extraterrestrial Life

As it turns out, life may not be limited to orbits around sun-like stars.

May 30, 2013

 

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope was designed to search for habitable exoplanets

To Seek Out Strange New Worlds: The Kepler Space Telescope

The Kepler space telescope has shown us that we live in a galaxy full of Earth-sized planets.

July 20, 2012

 

Exoplanet Hunters at La Silla, Chile.

Scientists Are Discovering New Exoplanets Every Week

Did you know it seems we're discovering a new exoplanet every week?

February 24, 2012

 

The supernova is the spiral-looking like object.

Get Ready For A New Type Of Supernova!

Supernovas explode with a bright burst of radiation, giving off as much energy in a few days as our sun will give off in its entire lifetime.

January 24, 2012

 

Rods and cones help you be able to see.

Night Vision And Humans: Why Can’t We See Color?

When we are in a fairly dark room, or outside at night away from lights, we can still see, but we can't see the colors of things very well. Why is that?

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