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Gorgeous astrophotography video shows heavens from Earth

Photographer Gavin Heffernan turns his lens on the night skies from two US national parks to make an awe-inspiring video that looks like something out of a fantasy novel.

By August 4, 2014

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Is the Earth's core as hot as the sun?

Scientists have taken new measurements that suggest that the core of the Earth burns at 6000 degrees Celsius — as hot as the surface of the sun.

By April 30, 2013

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This is how Earth and moon would look to alien spaceships

NASA's Juno spacecraft records footage showing how our planet and its satellite would look if visiting UFOs had really low-res cameras.

By December 12, 2013

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Google Doodle swings to honor Foucault pendulum inventor

Wednesday's Doodle remembers the 194th birthday of French physicist Leon Foucault, who devised a pendulum to explain the earth's rotation.

By September 18, 2013

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Enormous asteroid to zip by Earth

A giant space rock plans on making an appearance in our stellar neighborhood, but it's not as bad as you might think.

By May 16, 2013

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Google Earth for Android dives into oceans

The Android version of Google Earth adds a layer to explore the planet's oceans. It also enables two-fingered rotation on a larger number of handsets, and an enhanced look-around gesture on Android 2.2 phones.

By August 24, 2010

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Japanese quake shortened day just a smidgen

It's not as big a change as what the wind and ocean currents cause, but last week's massive quake changed how the Earth spins.

By March 15, 2011

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Leap second: June 30 to be longer than other days

To keep atomic clocks in line with the Earth, June 30 will get an extra second tacked on at the end of the day.

By June 27, 2012

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Solar eclipse chasers: Snapping shots at 44,000 feet

Photographer Ben Cooper joined a crew aboard a flight from Bermuda to chase the rare hybrid solar eclipse as it sped across the Atlantic Ocean toward western Africa.

By November 10, 2013

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'Leap second bug' causes site, software crashes

The addition of an extra second to the world's atomic clocks was apparently too much for some popular Web sites and software platforms to take.

By July 1, 2012