August 29th, 2014
Waxing Crescent Moon
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Seth Jarvis

Pluto – How many moons?

Pop quiz, hotshot! How many moons does Pluto have?

Callista Pearson

Win tickets to “Perfect Little Planet” Day 4

Win a chance to see our brand new film “Perfect Little Planet” on Wednesday, February 15 by answering this question correctly. How many moons does Mars have and what are the names? Please post your answer to the question here…

Callista Pearson

Win tickets to “Perfect Little Planet” Day 3

Win a chance to see our brand new film “Perfect Little Planet” on Wednesday, February 15 by answering this question correctly. What is the name of Saturn’s largest moon? Please post your answer to the question here on our blog.…

Callista Pearson

Win tickets to “Perfect Little Planet” Day 2

Win a chance to see our brand new film “Perfect Little Planet” on Wednesday, February 15 by answering this question correctly. 1. First be sure to “Like” our Facebook fan page. 2. How many planets are gas giants? Please post your answer…

Seth Jarvis

Let’s play Earthball

Cy Davis asked, “If we were to make an exact duplicate of a waterless earth the size of let’s say a basketball… would it roll like a sphere? I don’t think so. So my question is… Was the earth ever…

Seth Jarvis

Cosmic Quiz: Weightless Astronauts?

This week’s Cosmic Quiz question comes from Daniel Wallace: Why are astronauts aboard the International Space Station weightless while they are still so close to the Earth? Great question!

Seth Jarvis

Cosmic Quiz: Why can’t light escape a Black Hole?

This week’s Cosmic Quiz question comes from James Sylvester, who asks, “If the speed of light is the highest attainable speed, why can’t it escape a black hole?” First, a few words about the speed of light, which is indeed…

Seth Jarvis

Cosmic Quiz: Supermassive Black Holes

This week’s Cosmic Quiz winner is Carina Wytiaz, who asked, I’ve heard that all galaxies have a black hole at the center. Does our galaxy have a black hole? You heard correctly, Carina.  Astronomers have found evidence that all galaxies…

Seth Jarvis

Cosmic Quiz: How fast are we going?

This week’s Cosmic Quiz winner is Greg McMurray, who asked: How fast is the Earth moving relative to everything else? Let’s break it down. The first motion of Earth that we’re all familiar with is rotation – the movement of…

Seth Jarvis

Doughnuts vs. THE END OF THE WORLD

I’m betting doughnuts against the world ending in 2012. Any takers? The “2012″ disaster-pic opens Friday, and some folks are actually asking, “Is the world really going to end in 2012? Will the Earth’s magnetic field really reverse?  Is there…