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How did Earth get its first drop of water?

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Dr. Universe: How did the first drop of water ever happen on Earth? —Ash, 6, SeaTac, WA Dear Ash, We’ve learned a lot about how water supports life on the blue planet, but the first...

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How did Earth get its first drop of water?

Dr. Universe: How did the first drop of water ever happen on Earth? —Ash, 6, SeaTac, WA Dear Ash, We’ve learned a lot about how water supports life on...


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Gorgeous new photo shows Pluto with jazzed up color

Take a gander at the latest picture from New Horizons: Pluto’s surface in hyper-saturated color. With amped-up shades of blue and red, some of the dwarf...


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SpaceX says 2-foot strut snapped, brought down rocket

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX suspects a 2-foot steel strut snapped inside its rocket and led to last month’s launch accident. The company’s...


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Why do musicians use both sides of their brains?

Dr. Universe: Why do musicians use both sides of their brains? —Rohan Dear Rohan, The left and right sides of the brain each have unique abilities, so when...


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NASA speaks out about Pluto discovery

Mankind's first close-up look at Pluto did not disappoint Wednesday: The pictures showed ice mountains on Pluto about as high as the Rockies and canyons on its big...




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Today's findings reveal Pluto has a broken heart

Discovering new things about the world around us is always thrilling, but discoveries that are literally out of this world take excitement to a whole new level....


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Astronomers excited about today's Pluto fly by

On the eve of NASA's historic flyby of Pluto, scientists and tourists at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona are excited about the images and discoveries...


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Bumblebee habitats are shrinking at an alarming rate

There’s no doubt that bees have had their share of the spotlight lately. The pervasive collapse of honeybee colonies, in particular, has captured national...


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What is a microchip and what are they used for?

Dr. Universe: What is a microchip, how do they work, and what are they used for? —Brook, Doncaster, England Dear Brook, Microchips are smaller than your...


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Ask Dr. Universe: What is wind?

Dear Dr. Universe, My fourth-grade students and I want to know: What is wind? —Ms. Flores, East Alton, Illinois Dear Ms. Flores and fourth-graders,...


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