On August 24, 2006, astronomers voted to demote Pluto to dwarf planet status. Hear from Alan Stern, lead scientist on a space mission to Pluto.
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EarthSky spoke with a professor of Mayan archaeology about the supposed connection between an ancient Mayan calendar and 2012 doomsday prophecies.
Deep in cracks of hot undersea volcanoes, microbes inhale hydrogen and carbon dioxide and exhale methane. They might help scientists understand life beyond Earth.
Landsat has been observing the landscape of the vast 64,000 square miles of watershed in Chesapeake Bay for decades.
Astronomers have found evidence that billions of rocky planets might orbit the habitable zones around red dwarf stars in our Milky Way.
A soy chicken product with something new – what food scientists call ‘the right chew.’
Andrew Leakey is part of a five-year, $12 million study of grasses useful for biofuels that can grow with as little land, fertilizer, and water as possible.
What better goal for the world’s biggest telescope than to probe details of how stars like our sun and planets like Earth came to be?
David Pieri said, “A person in the U.S. or Europe won’t be hit with a volcanic blast. That’s almost inconceivable. But they might face a threat when they fly.”
Russian scientists have penetrated miles of Antarctic ice to analyze waters for alien-like life. EarthSky spoke with oceanographer Chuck Kennicutt.