Mark Sykes

Nov. 20, 2009

Living and Working In Space

Last week scientists reported definite signs of water hidden in darkened craters on the moon. Does that find change human plans for the exploration of space? Should it?

space flight, travel, astronauts

Mar. 28, 2008

What's a Planet, Anyway?

In 2006, astronomers voted to remove Pluto from the list of planets in our solar system -- but the controversy over just what should be called a planet lives on.

pluto, planet, planetoid, minor planet, kuiper belt object

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Meet The Balloonatics

\tIt's crunch time for the 'balloonatics' at Macy's Parade Studio. The balloons themselves, which are designed and fabricated in a warehouse in New Jersey, are getting their final checkup before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. John Piper and Jim Artle take us around the studio and spill the secrets of inflation, explain how to calculate whether your balloon will float, and explain why the balloons look better after a little time in the sun.

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