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The Two Faces of the Moon

The far side looks *nothing* like the side that faces us. After 55 years, we may finally know why.<p><i>“When you’re finally up at the moon looking back on</i> …

Earth - Educational facts and history of the planet Earth.

Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the fifth largest:<p>Planet Profile<p>orbit: 149,600,000 km (1.00 AU) from Sun <br>diameter: 12,756.3 km <br>mass: …

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mars

The diameter of mars is 6,792 km .<p>The length of day in earth days and earth hours on mars is 1 earth day and 37 minutes.<p>The length of year in earth …

Holy Crap, Saturn's Rings Are Raining Water

Astronomers discover rainwater falling all over the planet!<p>Exciting news from space: Astronomers have discovered that charged water particles fall from Saturn's rings over large areas of the planet, and the rainwater has a major impact on Saturn's atmosphere.<p>Previously, scientists thought water …

Aurora Borealis/Northern Lights Display Possible Tonight and Beyond - Weather Wisdom

The Aurora Borealis, the northern lights, the words conjure a mental picture of some of the earth’s most dazzling natural phenomena. There’s a …

Watch LIVE: Intense solar storm heading directly FOR EARTH

<b>Video</b> A "significant" solar flare emitted by the Sun on Wednesday will hit our planet over the next few days – most likely causing auroras to appear …

Solar System Planets

Powerpoint presentation discussing six of the planets in our solar system: Earth, Saturn, Mars, Jupiter, Venus and Pluto.<p>The presentation includes credible information on the above planets which include - descriptions, moons, rings, sizes and interesting facts.<p>Images and references are …

Jupiter's Moon Europa May Have Plate Tectonics -- But With Ice!

Space<p>Jupiter's icy moon Europa, regarded as perhaps the solar system's best bet to host alien life, keeps getting more and more interesting.<p>Big slabs of ice are sliding over and under each other within Europa's ice shell, a new study suggests. The Jovian satellite may thus be the only solar system …

‘J’ marks the spot for Rosetta’s lander

Philae’s primary landing site in 3D<p>A number of critical aspects had to be considered, not least that it had to be possible to identify a safe …

The birth and death of Saturn's many moons

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI<p>Cassini saw hardly any long, bright clumps in Saturn's F-ring, unlike Voyager did.<p>Inside Saturn’s rings, new moons are …

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The Mystery of the Solar System's Weirdest Moon, Explained

The first and only space probe ever to visit the planet Uranus timed its encounter very badly from a public-relations perspective. Voyager 2 zipped …

2014 September 19 - Potentially Habitable Moons

<b>Potentially Habitable Moons</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> Research and compilation - René Heller (McMaster Univ.) et al.<br>Panels - NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute - …

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Indian spacecraft reaches Mars for less than it cost to make 'Gravity'

Country becomes the first to reach the red planet's orbit on its maiden voyage<p>India is celebrating a major milestone today, after becoming the first country to reach the orbit of Mars on its very first attempt. After launching in November 2013, an Indian spacecraft called Mangalyaan finally reached …

Earth's Water Is Older Than The Sun

Why that’s good news for alien hunters<p>Since water is one of the vital ingredients for life on Earth, scientists want to know how it got here. One theory is that the water in our solar system was created in the chemical afterbirth of the Sun. If that were the case, it would suggest that water might …

'Blood Moon' Eclipse To Be Visible Throughout U.S.

If you missed the total eclipse of the moon in April, you might have another chance: On Wednesday morning, the second of four lunar eclipses this year and next will occur.<p>While the eclipse will be visible from all of North America, "If you're in the central or western parts of the U.S. and Canada, …

Study shows most water in lunar soil generated by solar wind, not result of comet or meteorite impacts

(Phys.org) —A pair of researchers with the Sorbonne Universités, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, has determined that most of the water in the …

Can Psychedelics Expand Our Consciousness?

<i>"One of the great responsibilities we have as a society is to educate ourselves, along with the next generation, about which substances are worth ingesting and for what purpose and which are not. ... If I knew that either of my daughters would eventually develop a fondness for methamphetamine or</i> …

These Robots Will Mine Outer Space For Water And Minerals

Right now, though, “swarmies” are just rumbling around the Kennedy Space Center parking lot.<p>If we’re going to successfully colonize other planets after successfully ruining Earth, we’re going to need a logistics industry. That means roads, hangars, and fuel stations. It also means being able to …

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Field Guide: Pumpkins

Pumpkin, <i>Cucurbita:</i> “The Horseman’s Head”<p>From Washington Irving’s <i>Legend of Sleepy Hollow</i> to Harry Potter to Cinderella’s coach, a squash somehow has …

This time of year, flights of sandhill cranes arrive daily to the Bosque del Apache National #Wildlife Refuge, which means “Woods of the Apache.” Situated between the Chupadera Mountains and the San Pascual Mountains in #NewMexico, the 57,331-acre refuge has become a critical home for waterfowl that migrate here every winter. Tomorrow, explore the “Woods of the Apache” -- and other #refuges -- with free entrance to all national wildlife refuges. Visit www.fws.gov/refuges to find one near you! Photo by Marvin DeJong (@USFWS).

Max Seigal took this stunning photo of "The Wave" in Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness. #Arizona

Articles about 7 dreamy outdoor gardens on Dwell.com - Dwell

The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>A patio or outdoor deck can bring a whole other dimension to a home, opening up the interiors and making the residents feel...<p>Nothing beats a good old backyard cookout with family …

Articles about how make your tiny yard feel spacious on Dwell.com - Dwell

We can’t change the size of our backyard, but there are many simple ways to make your outdoor space feel larger than it is....<p>Just because your kitchen is on the smaller side doesn’t mean you can’t make it as efficient and effective as possible.<p>Creating a space worthy of an Instagram is one thing …

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Articles about modular backyard playhouse new zealand on Dwell.com - Dwell

A family provides some real world experience for a group of architects in training.<p>In a new weekly feature, we're looking to our online community to highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>The sleek lighting designs of Sabine Marcelis are capturing the attention of fashion …