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Image credit: Artist's conception of the internal structure of the moon / National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.

Our Natural Satellite May Have Partly Molten Insides

A recent study focusing on the deformation of the moon demonstrates that there is a highly soft layer deep inside and it is being kept warm by Earth’s gravity. The results are published in recent Nature Geoscience. The researchers collected data from multiple probes and found that external forces have […]

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Image credit: Alfredo Garcia.

A Time-Lapse Video Capturing Lunar Eclipse

On the early morning of April 15, 2014, stargazers had the rare opportunity to observe a total lunar eclipse. When Earth, the moon and the sun were all aligned, our planet shut up the direct light from the sun to the full moon. However, owing to the reflected light from umbral […]

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Had a Bad Night’s Sleep? Maybe You Could Blame the Moon

Had a Bad Night’s Sleep? Maybe You Could Blame the Moon

A lot of people complain about their poor sleep around the full moon, and recently a report published on Current Biology presents the first convincing scientific evidence to demonstrate that this really is true. This new finding further proves that humans—despite the comforts of the civilized world—still respond to the […]

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