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Atmosphere on Earth’s Moon

- 7 October 2017

When we look at the moon we see a rocky surface filled with impact basins. Could the moon at one time have an atmosphere? If it did, how does that information help us now? Read on to learn more about the moon and its atmosphere.

Plate Tectonics and Meteors

- 30 September 2017

Plate tectonics is a theory that scientists work to learn more about every day. What caused the plates to go into motion? New research suggests a possible link between meteors and the plates. Read on to learn more about meteor impact and plate tectonics.

The Study of Isolation in Space

- 15 September 2017

Can you imagine being isolated from the world for 30 days? Would you be able to survive? How about sixty days? A team of NASA research subjects completed six months in isolation. Read on to find out how they survived and what they learned.

Naming Surface Features on Pluto

- 9 September 2017

When referring to surface areas on a celestial body scientists like to have names to refer to. Recently, the IAU officially named 14 areas on the surface of Pluto. Read on to learn more about the names they chose.

Light Driven Nano Spaceships

- 9 September 2017

Imagine tiny spacecraft traveling through space powered by the light of the sun. Can scientists develop ultra-fast light-driven nano-spacecraft? Read on to learn more about nano spaceships.

 

Sunspot Observation with SOHO

- 14 July 2017

Solar storms can cause Earth’s atmosphere to swell, making it difficult for satellite communication. Scientists have an observatory to study the sun and warn us about solar flares. Read on to learn about this observatory.