March 5, 2024

Astronaut Takes Photo of Pyramids During His Last Day on ISS

The International Space Station is a triumph of human dreams and engineering. It has orbited the Earth for over 25 years now, and it has been visited by over 270 astronauts hailing from around the world. It has hosted an impressive 269 spacewalks, but it mainly serves as a laboratory in space for the conducting of high-tech research that has illuminated the far reaches of the galaxy.

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February 17, 2024

New Study Finds That Earth’s Core Wobbles on Its Axis Every 8.5 Years

The Earth spins around an axis that is roughly vertical, and as it spins, we move through day and night. When the seasons change, the angle of the axis also moves. But occasionally, something strange can be observed. Some days are ever so slightly longer or shorter than others. Similarly, tracking the motion of Earth's pole, scientists have long observed slight shifts in its location once every 8.5 years.

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February 2, 2024

If There Is No Oxygen in Space, How Does the Sun Burn?

The Sun has been a source of fascination since ancient days. Ancient astronomers such as Anaxagoras noted its fiery nature. Even in NASA's modern, high-res images, the star at the center of our solar system shines and pulses like a ball of fire. This might even lead one to wonder, as netizens have, how the Sun can burn when fire requires oxygen, and space lacks oxygen. The answer?

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January 24, 2024

Japan Becomes Fifth Country to Successfully Land on the Moon

Japan has just made history by becoming the fifth country to successfully land on the Moon. Along the way, they debuted a technology that could optimize space exploration in the future. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM), a probe with the mission of landing within just 100 meters (330 feet) of a specific target area.

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