Thomas R. Watters

Feb. 24, 2012

Imagining A More Active Moon

New research says that our moon may be more geologically active than once thought.

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New Views of the Moon

New images of the moon's surface taken from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera show fault lines with a surprising explanation: the moon may be shrinking.

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Dr. Seuss's McElligot's Pool (1947) features some fantastic fish—ones with pinwheel-like tails, curly noses, long floppy ears, or Kangaroo pouches. The fictional fish do have some truly strange nonfictional cousins, among which are giant oarfish, barreleye fish, and sawfish.

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