Meteorite Reveals Secrets of Mars’ Past

A piece of rock found it’s way all the way from Mars to a desert in Northwest Africa. And now it’s has the potential to tell us all kinds of things about the Red Planet. Trace explains what this one rock might help scientists uncover. Read More: Origin and age of the earliest Martian crust …

How Fast Are You Moving Through The Universe?

Even when you are sitting completely still, you are still moving extremely fast! Trace thought it would be fun to figure out just how fast we are all moving! How Fast Are You Moving When You Are Sitting Still? “When, after a long day of running around, you finally find the time to relax in …

Astronomers Made A Family Tree For The Stars In Our Galaxy

By studying the chemical makeup of stars, researchers have made a “family tree” for our sun and other stellar bodies. Why Are Most Galaxies Spiral-Shaped? – Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here – Read More: Mapping the family tree of stars “By studying chemical signatures found in the stars, they are piecing together these …

Does This Nearby Dwarf Planet Have Water?

Micro-Planet? Asteroid? Dwarf Planet? Embryonic Planet? Will someone tell poor Ceres what it is already? Follow Amy on Twitter: Read More: Dawn spacecraft delivers new image of dwarf planet Ceres “As NASA’s Dawn spacecraft closes in on Ceres, new images show the dwarf planet at 27 pixels across, about three times better than the calibration …

Why Does Everything In The Universe Spin?

The Earth and the Milky Way are constantly rotating, but why? Read More: How Fast Does the Earth Rotate? “The ground feels firm and solid beneath your feet. Of course, the Earth is rotating, turning once on its axis every day. Fortunately gravity keeps you firmly attached to the planet, and because of momentum, you …

Why Does Earth Only Have One Moon?

Pluto is 1/6th the size of Earth, but it has 5 moons. Jupiter has 67. Why does the Earth have just 1 moon? Read More: The Moons of Mars How Many Moons Does Mercury Have? “Since the Earth has a moon, and Saturn has more than 60, here’s a good question: does Mercury have moons? …

Should We Mine This Asteroid For Platinum?

This week an asteroid passed by Earth worth an estimated 5 trillion dollars in platinum. Is it possible to mine precious metals in space? Read More: Watch Live As A Platinum Asteroid Worth Trillions of Dollars Flies Past Earth “Spectroscopic analysis has revealed the composition of the asteroid, and made it a prime target for …

How Do We Find Dark Matter?

Physicists are on the hunt for dark matter, but how do they detect it? Read More: NASA Finds Direct Proof of Dark Matter “Dark matter and normal matter have been wrenched apart by the tremendous collision of two large clusters of galaxies. The discovery, using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes, gives direct evidence …

Common Science Facts People Don’t Know

It’s a widely known fact that the Earth revolves around the sun, but did you know 25% of Americans don’t know this? Recent surveys are showing that Americans aren’t too smart when it comes to science. Anthony and Laci discuss a few common science facts that a lot of people simply don’t know. Read More: …