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Geochemical process on Saturn’s moon linked to life’s origin

May 06, 2015 New work from a team including Carnegie’s Christopher Glein has revealed the pH of water spewing from a geyser-like plume on Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Their findings are … Continue reading

May 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

What Neil & Buzz Left on the Moon

A cutting-edge science experiment left behind in the Sea of Tranquility by Apollo 11 astronauts is still running today. July 20, 2004: The most famous thing Neil Armstrong left on … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Enormous Ocean Discovered On Jupiter’s Moon

by Janet Fang Looks like there’s another moon where life (as we know) could exist. New observations by the Hubble Space Telescope offers the strongest evidence yet for an ocean … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · Leave a comment


By RHETT ALLAIN So, the Earth pulls on the moon because of gravity? Why doesn’t the moon get pulled into the Earth and crash? What a great question. GRAVITY What is … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why is the Moon Leaving Us? (Surprised? Well, don’t be)

by FRASER CAIN Goodbye Moon. Every year, the Moon slips a few centimeters away from us, slowing down our day. Why is the Moon drifting away from us, and how … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

An Eclipse of a Different Kind – ISS transit in front of the moon!

By Phil Plait | OCT. 8 2014 12:03 PM Did you see the eclipse last night? Pictures are rolling in on Twitter and Facebook, and they’re lovely. But the night before, on … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

What Lurks Beneath the Methane Lakes of Titan?

SEPT. 30 2014 7:30 AM | By Phil Plait One of the biggest discoveries made by the Cassini spacecraft is that Titan—the mammoth moon of Saturn—has lakes of liquid methane and … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Does the Human Population Alter Gravity?

BY RHETT ALLAIN  09.18.13  |  8:27 AM  |  PERMALINK This was a great question (reworded for clarity): “I understand that the gravitational force that the Earth pulls on the moon depends on the mass … Continue reading

October 6, 2014 · 7 Comments

A Hellacious Two Weeks on Jupiter’s Moon Io

Three massive volcanic eruptions occurred on Jupiter’s moon Io within a two-week period in August of last year. This led astronomers to speculate that such “outbursts,” which can send material … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

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