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Can You Escape the Force of Gravity?

by Fraser Cain April 7, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter It feels like you just can’t get away from clingy gravity. Even separated by distances of hundreds of millions of light years, gravity is reaching out to all of us. Is there a place you could go to get away from […]

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Believe It Or Not, This Stunning Blue Landscape is a Desert As Seen from Space

by Nancy Atkinson March 31, 2014

At first glance, this beautiful swirling view appears like clouds above a large body of water or possibly the eddies of ocean currents. Surprisingly, this is a desert, the Kavir desert (Dasht-e Kavir – literally ‘desert of salt-marsh’) in Iran, and the image was taken by one of the astronauts on the International Space Station. […]

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What Does the Grand Canyon Look Like from Space?

by Nancy Atkinson March 27, 2014

Can you spot the Grand Canyon in this picture? It is surprisingly hard to see. Astronaut Koichi Wakata took this picture on March 26, 2014 from the International Space Station, and thankfully he provided a clue: look in the bottom center portion in the photo. Remove this ad Nancy Atkinson on Google+

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What Happens When The Poles Flip?

by Fraser Cain March 20, 2014

Have you heard the terrifying news that the Earth’s poles are going to flip? What does “flipping” mean? And if the Earth’s poles do flip, are we in any danger? Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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“Climate Change is Now More Certain Than Ever,” New Report Says

by Shannon Hall February 28, 2014

Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time. So begins the latest report by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the United Kingdom’s Royal Society. The two institutions agree: climate change is not only indisputable, it’s largely the result of human activities. The bulk of the 36-page report is presented in […]

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