SciShow offers up a brief, yet informative look at nature’s electric fury. Learn what conditions make lightning occur, and the differences between some of the various types of lightning that we experience here on our planet, some of which most of us have never seen.
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A Southwest Research Institute-led team has discovered an elusive, dark moon orbiting Makemake, one of the "big four" dwarf planets populating the Kuiper Belt region at the edge of our solar system. The findings are detailed in the paper "Discovery...
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Experiments on Earth reveal a new state of hydrogen that doesn’t reflect or absorb light – which could explain how planets like Jupiter cooled after formation
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The spacecraft is to orbit the largest planet in the solar system, perhaps gaining insight into the origin of Earth.
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In advance of the arrival of NASA’s Juno spacecraft at Jupiter on July 4, scientists have released incredible new images of the planet.
Like any tourist, Juno is sending back snaps of its journey. The unmanned spacecraft was 6.8 million mi (10.9 million km) from Jupiter when it captured an image of the banded giant planet and its four largest moons, Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto on June 21. Show More Summary
Scientists have discovered an elusive, dark moon orbiting Makemake, one of the 'big four' dwarf planets populating the Kuiper Belt region at the edge of our solar system.
The test will determine how well the world’s most powerful rocket will perform at low temperatures.