Tag Archives: Astronomy

Strange Science: Earth’s New Tiny Moon

You won’t see it if you look up into the sky, but the Earth currently has a bonus moon. The second moon is considerably smaller than our normal moon, only about the size of a compact car. It’s probably an … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Oxygen on Mars

One of the Curiosity rover’s tasks was monitoring the atmospheric composition of Mars, and the data collected has revealed unusual changes in the atmosphere over the course of the Martian year–perhaps the Mars equivalent of seasons! Oxygen, in particular, peaks … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Black Hole Destroys Star

Astronomers at Ohio State University recently captured data about what happens when a black hole destroys a star. The astronomers say that a black hole actually destroying a star is a rare phenomenon, for which the conditions must be perfect. … Continue reading

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Cool Facts about the Moon

It’s a full moon tonight, so it seems like the perfect time to share some science facts about the moon! You can also read about the lunar effect, or the impact that the moon has on humans and animals (spoiler … Continue reading

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More Space Stories from MSJ!

If you enjoyed yesterday’s story, you might also like some of our previously published stories! “The Light of Their Lives” by Boris Glikman (consuming sunlight) “Retirement Options” by Sam Crane (the next steps for a space cop) “Your Star” by … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Gel on the Dark Side of the Moon?

News came out recently that the Chinese lunar probe had located a mysterious shiny gel on the dark side of the moon. But as other scientists looked into this claim, it seems that it may have been a translation error. … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Picturing Black Holes

A couple months ago, NASA revealed the first ever image of a black hole. As something that absorbs all light, a black hole by definition cannot be seen. But using an international network of radio telescopes and custom software to … Continue reading

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Fiction: The Light of Their Lives

An essay by Skioring Lamb, as provided by Boris Glikman Art by Luke Spooner It was perhaps inevitable that some bright spark in the Research and Development Department of a certain internationally famous company would, during a brainstorming session, come … Continue reading

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Strange Science: The Meteor and the Blood Moon

Amateur and professional astronomers alike got an exciting treat during January’s blood moon–a meteor impacted the surface of the moon while all eyes were on the skies. While scientists say that meteors of the size observe strike the moon about … Continue reading

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Space Camp for Adults?

Did you have dreams of being an astronaut that never came true? Did you want to go to Space Camp, but that wasn’t in the cards? Did you know that it’s not too late for the latter, even if you’re … Continue reading

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