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Cool Infographic Compares the Chemistry of Planetary Atmospheres

by Jason Major July 27, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Here on Earth we enjoy the nitrogen-oxygen atmosphere we’ve all come to know and love with each of the approximately 24,000 breaths we take each day (not to mention the surprisingly comfortable 14.7 pounds per square inch of pressure it exerts on our […]

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How Can We Move the Earth?

by Fraser Cain June 30, 2014

Sooner or later we’re going to want to move the Earth further away from the Sun. It turns out, there are a few techniques that might actually make this possible. Not easy, but possible. Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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Why is Everything Spherical?

by Fraser Cain June 26, 2014

Have you ever noticed that everything in space is a sphere? The Sun, the Earth, the Moon and the other planets and their moons… all spheres. Except for the stuff which isn’t spheres. What’s going on? Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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The Place Where Earth from Space Looks Like a Floating Piece of Cardboard

by Nancy Atkinson June 24, 2014

As we’ve noted before, astronaut Reid Wiseman is sending out a bevy of tweets and pictures from his perch on board the International Space Station, but this recent image got our attention. “Can’t explain it, just looked oddly unnatural to me and I liked it,” Wiseman said on Twitter, leaving no info on what Earthly […]

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Watch the Rise and Fall of a Towering Inferno on the Sun

by Jason Major June 16, 2014

Caught on camera by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, a prominence blazes hundreds of thousands of miles out from the Sun’s surface (i.e., photosphere) on May 27, 2014. The image above, seen in extreme ultraviolet wavelengths, shows a brief snapshot of the event with the column of solar plasma stretching nearly as far as the distance between Earth […]

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