Topic: Out of this World

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Travel to a land where majestic remnants of a fascinating culture tower over the desert – Ancient Egypt. Explore the Egyptians’ connection to the sky and its influence on everything from architecture to religious beliefs. How was science used to tell time, make a calendar and align...
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For thousands of years, the night sky has inspired the imaginations of our legendary civilizations. Turn back the pages of time as you uncover Earth’s ancient wonders and investigate orbiting theories surrounding these marvels. Discover the influence of the cosmos and get a glimpse of some of...
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Unravel the secrets of the Sun! Examine the pivotal role it plays in the life of our solar system and the unimaginable power generated by this special star – from nuclear forces to mass ejections of solar material into space. Trace the Sun’s life cycle, going back to its origins and...
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Every star has a story. Their unique tales are told over millions and millions of years and continue long after their death. With a nearly inexhaustible supply adorning the night sky, these sparkling spheres of gas tell dramatic tales of what type of life they will lead, how long they might live...
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Throughout time, stars have been a source of history and imagination, inspiring civilizations across the globe to construct elaborate monuments to study the sky. Theories suggest our modern day constellations were named 4,500 years ago by the people of the Mediterranean – the location of the...
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Watch the winter sky come to life before your eyes. See a stunning seven-month time lapse of the Aurora Borealis, commonly known as the Northern Lights, as it shimmers and glistens in a breathtaking display. Occurring when energized particles react with the atmosphere, this incredible natural...
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Ever since humans first started to open their eyes some 200,000 years ago, we've looked up at the night sky and wondered what all was out there?  As science and technology progressed we were able to learn more and more about the natural world beyond the Earth.  So, the big question...

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

After years of looking at extremely distant landscapes via photos and taking many guesses as to why Mars has the landscape it does, we finally have a little bit of the answer. Turns out that the Curiosity rover has scooped up some soil and identified water! So, what does water...

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