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earth's rotation


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


Leap second to be added to the clock in June

Prepare yourself for a tiny bit more summer. We won't get a leap year until 2016, but this year we will get an extra second.

By January 6, 2015


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


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


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


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


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


SpaceX supply ship prepped for Friday launch to station

Loaded with more than 2,300 pounds of equipment, spare parts, and crew supplies, an unmanned SpaceX cargo ship is prepped for blastoff on a space station resupply mission.

By February 28, 2013


Soyuz blasts off for space station with three-man crew

An all-veteran threesome rocketed into orbit today, kicking off a two-day flight to catch up with the International Space Station. Docking is expected Friday morning.

By December 19, 2012


NASA announces plans for new $1.5 billion Mars rover

Using spare parts and mission plans developed for NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, the space agency says it can build and launch a new rover in 2020 and stay within current budget guidelines.

By December 4, 2012