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Mark your calendars! On May 24, 2014 Earth will pass through a cloud of debris from comet 209P/LINEAR. This means we could see a new meteor shower! Experts predict rates up to 200 per hour when Earth crosses the dust trail of … Continue reading

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And tonight isn’t just any meteor shower, it is actually created by Halley’s Comet which was last seen in 1986 and won’t be seen again until 2061. As Halley travels by the sun, a trail of debris, or what scientists … Continue reading

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How would you like most of your skull to be 3D printed? For one woman in Netherlands, this has actually happened. She suffered from skull bone thickening and lost her sight as a result of the condition.  Doctors have used … Continue reading

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It may shock you to find that Arizona’s Sonoran desert is home to the largest prehistoric canal system in the Americas.  It might be tough to imagine a flourishing civilization in the middle of the desert before air conditioning and … Continue reading

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Even in space, astronauts can’t miss a beat. A recent study on the International Space Station had 12 astronauts use ultrasound machines to monitor the condition of the heart before, during and after flight. Results reveal the shape of the … Continue reading

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Arizona Science Center’s Dorrance Planetarium had the opportunity to have a conversation with Bobak Ferdowsi, “NASA icon,” and asked him questions ranging from his role with Curiosity to the imagination of science. Our interview with him continues below in the … Continue reading

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hallucinate? Perhaps you think that hallucinations only occur due to the effects of drugs or because of mental illness. As it turns out, there are a few other scenarios that … Continue reading

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Did you know that the type of bacteria that make feet smell stinky can also produce a buttery, nutty-tasting German cheese called Limburger?  Cheese and other foods like coffee, chocolate, fruits and vegetables, meats, wheat, and teas get their distinctive … Continue reading

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How many of you stayed up to watch the spectacular blood moon and lunar eclipse? Last night, Earth’s shadow blocked out the Sun’s light casting a red tinted veil over the moon. This was the first lunar eclipse of 2014 … Continue reading

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Arizona Science Center’s Dorrance Planetarium had the opportunity to have a conversation with Bobak Ferdowsi, “NASA icon,” and asked him questions ranging from his role with Curiosity to the imagination of science. Our interview with him continues below in part … Continue reading

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