Tuesday, December 17, 2013
From our closest celestial neighbor to distant objects that orbit planets, moons are pretty interesting. The more we learn about them the more interesting they become. Scientists are constantly looking at various moons as future projects, but why? What's up with moons?...
Monday, December 2, 2013
For a long time humanity has relied on technology to help us understand more about the natural world. For example, we can look up at the moon all we want, but without technology we would never see the detailed ridges on its surface or know what its dust is like. Observations and...
Monday, November 18, 2013
Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon is a classic album with some great musical performances, but one slight issue, there's no such thing as a dark side of the moon. There's a near and far side, but neither of those sides is ever permanently dark. Synchronous rotation allows for us to see one side...
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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...
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Thursday, October 31, 2013
Think Gravity is just about being stranded in space? The movie actually packs a good amount of accurate physics and astronomy-related science. Check out our review of the STEM in his blockbuster film!
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America's favorite doll is putting on some space gear and heading to Mars. NASA and Mattel join forces to bring us MARS EXPLORER BARBIE!
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Is the world ending on Dec 21, 2012? The Mayan Calendar says it is, but if you look into the physics, astronomy, geology, and chemistry behind this prediction you may notice a different outcome!
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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...
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Our lovely and comfortable home here on Earth is a long way away from the end of our solar system. Here on Earth concepts of boundaries involve rivers, lakes, mountains, human imposed borders, and so on. However, this is not how the limits of our solar system ...
Friday, September 7, 2012
The lunar eclipse has never been so delicious! We hope you enjoy learning about one of the coolest natural phenomena that can be observed without any special equipment!