Physics & Space

Mars Rover Anniversary 2009

It’s the fifth anniversary of NASA’s rover mission to Mars, but “Spirit” and “Opportunity” were only supposed to last three months. As the twin rovers emerge intact from yet another Martian winter, lead scientist Steve Squyres reflects on the incredible milestone, and the future.


IMAX Filmmakers Push Scientists To The Max

Physics is fun – or at least it is for physicists. But to make it fun enough for a big budget IMAX film, Hollywood moviemakers had to talk some scientists into pushing the limits of their own expertise.


LHC Unlikely to Swallow Earth

Despite a press release that includes the phrases “universe-gobbling black holes” and “the power to destroy Earth,” we have nothing to fear when physicists flip the switch on CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on Wednesday.

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Street Corner Science: Leon Lederman – Pt. 2

Dr. Leon Lederman, 1988 Nobel Laureate in Physics, is back on the street answering your questions about time travel, nuclear fusion, and the future of particle physics in Part 2 of “Street Corner Science with Leon Lederman.”

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Street Corner Science: Leon Lederman – Pt. 1

ScienCentral is taking science to the people in its first installment of “Street Corner Science”, in which a film crew and a renowned scientist are plunked down on a busy city street corner, and an impromptu Q&A session with the public ensues!


Ask an Astronaut: Buzz Aldrin – Pt. 2

In Part 2 of “Ask an Astronaut”, ScienCental once again takes to the streets to gather more of your questions for the iconic astronaut.

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Ask an Astronaut: Buzz Aldrin – Pt. 1

In this Web exclusive, ScienCental caught up with Buzz Aldrin at the premiere of his new animated 3D movie “Fly Me to the Moon,” and then took to the streets to gather questions for the iconic astronaut.

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Dying Sun?

Is the Sun dead? Probably not, despite news reports to the contrary.


Rainy Days and Weekdays

Weather researchers have found evidence that rain storms tend to take it easy on the weekend. The extra weekday rain might be caused by the pollution we generate by commuting to work.


Mars Rover Anniversary

It’s the fourth anniversary of NASA’s rover mission to Mars and both “Spirit” and “Opportunity” have made it to spots where their solar panels are getting enough power from the planets’ weak winter sunlight. The anniversary marks another incredible milestone, because the rovers were expected to last only a few months.

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