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Phobos May Shatter; Study: Poles Won’t Flip; Webb Space Telescope

Posted November 25th, 2015 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Mars May Shatter its Largest Moon Scientists in California have found that the largest moon of Mars, Phobos, is slowly inching closer to Mars. They predict that once the gravity of Mars finally overpowers Phobos, in about 20 to 40 million years, the moon will probably be shredded to bits. The scientists from the University […]

Study: Ancient Forests Fueled Early Climate Change

Posted November 23rd, 2015 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A pair of scientists from the United Kingdom have found a fossilized tropical forest complete with tree stumps of one of Earth’s first forests in Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago located between Norway and the North Pole. They also say that primitive forests such as the one they found may be one of the reasons for […]

Earth’s Atmosphere Got Its Oxygen in Periodic Bursts Over a 100 Million Year Period

Posted November 20th, 2015 at 5:11 pm (UTC-5)

For about the first 2.1 billion years of Earth’s history, its atmosphere didn’t have enough oxygen to support complex life. Scientists believe that Earth’s first atmosphere,formed after its creation, was probably made up of hydrogen and helium. Then as a result of volcanic eruptions that spewed gases from Earth’s interior, in a process known as […]

Where Does Rain Go; Ocean Organics Form Cloud Ice; Hot Peppers May Fight Cancer

Posted September 9th, 2015 at 8:13 pm (UTC-5)
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What Happens to Precipitation After it Falls to Earth? Have you ever wondered what happens to rain or snow once it falls on Earth? Researchers from the University of Utah and Oregon State University analyzed measurements, taken by the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) on NASA’s Aura satellite, of the two forms of hydrogen contained within […]

Science Images of the Month – August 2015

Posted August 31st, 2015 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Researchers Map Plastic Debris in Pacific Ocean

Posted August 24th, 2015 at 7:19 pm (UTC-5)

A team of volunteers, sailing in a flotilla of some thirty vessels, has successfully completed its month long research expedition through the eastern portion of the infamous Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch. The first group of boats from the 30 vessel fleet, along with the Ocean Starr, a former NOAA research vehicle which served as […]

NASA Camera Snaps Images of the Moon Crossing Face of The Earth

Posted August 8th, 2015 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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Since the beginning of the space age more than 50 years ago, NASA, the U.S. space agency, has provided the world with spectacular images of our planet, solar system and universe. Now, NASA has just released an amazing ‘animated gif’ (see above) that shows the moon as it moves across of the sunlit side of […]

July 2015 Science Images

Posted July 31st, 2015 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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June 2015 Science Images

Posted June 29th, 2015 at 6:08 pm (UTC-5)
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Pope’s Encyclical Draws Reactions from Climate Change Scientist and Skeptic

Posted June 19th, 2015 at 8:26 pm (UTC-5)

In the 1600’s, Galileo angered the Roman Catholic Church for supporting the Copernican system that placed the Sun at the center of the solar system, with Earth and other planets circling it. At the time, most people subscribed to the geocentric system, which had Earth at the center of the universe, with the sun, planets […]