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earth's rotation


Universes could be created during Tuesday's leap second

What's in a single second? An awful lot, depending on when and where you are in the universe. CNET's Eric Mack ponders the value of Tuesday's extra leap second.

By June 30, 2015


Saturn's cyclones: From little storms, big storms grow

The permanent, turbulent colossal storms at Saturn's poles are a mystery -- but a new model may explain what causes them.

By June 15, 2015


SpaceX test-fires modern escape system for Dragon astronauts

The private space-exploration company's passenger capsule roars away from Cape Canaveral Wednesday in a test of its system for boosting a crew to safety in an emergency.

By May 6, 2015


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