An illustration of an earthquake-hit region
Earth Science

Earthquakes: Causes and Long-term Effects

December 14, 2021

Every time an earthquake occurs, two blocks of rock create friction against each other. Over timeThese small movements have caused enormous changes on the surface of the Earth. […]

Closeup of a seismometer.
Astronomy

The Earth’s Inner Structure and Seismic Waves

December 11, 2021

Seismology is the study of the Earth’s inner structure using sound waves. There are two different kinds of waves: p-waves and s-waves. The seismic waves are measured by instruments called seismometers. […]

Illustration of a forming planet Earth
Astronomy

What Makes the Earth a Unique Planet?

December 11, 2021

Though the Earth is made up of the same elements and obeys the same laws of physics as other terrestrial planets of the solar system, it is still unique in many aspects. […]

An image of Jupiter
Astronomy

Jupiter and Its Fascinating Moons

December 9, 2021

The largest planet in the solar system is Jupiter. Not only is the planet a fascinating one to study, but it also has interesting moons orbiting it, each with its own distinct features. […]

An image of Mars
Astronomy

The Red Planet and the Asteroid Belt beyond It

December 9, 2021

Much hope is invested in being able to live on Mars. Compared to the other planets in the solar system, it seems the best candidate for colonization; and it has been the most extensively studied planet for this reason. […]

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