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Lunar Phase Feb 17, 2022 Southern Hemisphere and Northern Hemisphere. Image: NASA

Podcast Episode 95 l How many moons does the Earth have?

Technically, Earth has only one Moon. But here is the interesting thing. Over millions of years, the number of moons has varied. We talk about their story in this episode. 

How Shiva and Shakti formed the Milky Way Galaxy

The Gaia space telescope shows How Shiva and Shakti formed the Milky Way Galaxy 12 billion years ago. These two streams of stars wove together to form it.

Moon phase on Feb 14 2022 as seen in the Northern Hemisphereby NASA LRO

Does the Earth have more than one Moon?

We wonder if the Earth has more than one Moon in this new 360 on History blog post discussing the number of satellites that have orbited our planet & considered "moons".

Fossil captures starfish splitting itself in two – showing this has been happening for 155 million years. The 155-million-year-old fossil Gunter Schweigert, CC BY

Fossil captures starfish splitting itself in two

Fossil captures starfish splitting itself in two – showing this has been happening for 155 million years

An image from the reconstruction showing excitatory, or pyramidal, neurons, colored according to size. (Google Research & Lichtman Lab/Harvard University. Renderings by D. Berger/Harvard University)

Podcast Episode 93 l A 3D Map of the Human Brain

A 3D Map of the Human Brain has been created by a collaboration between Harvard researchers and Google Research analysing 1,400 terabytes of data.

This image displays a single human neuron (white) and all of the axons from other neurons that connect to it. The blue threads are inhibitory axons, while the green ones are excitatory axons. Neurons are the cellular building blocks of the nervous system. Google Research & Lichtman Lab/Harvard University

Most detailed ever map of the human brain in 3D

This is the Most detailed ever map of the human brain in 3D created by using a 1 cubic millimeter of tissue sample that contained 1,400 terabytes of data.

An artist's impression of a puffy cotton-candy world. (NASA, ESA, CSA, J. Olmsted/STScI)

Meet a planet as light as cotton candy

Meet WASP-193b, an exoplanet discovered 1,232 light-years away, orbiting a Sun-like star named WASP-193. It is 50 percent bigger than Jupiter but is light and fluffy as cotton candy. 

Ingenuity is currently stranded in Mars' Valinor Fields where it crashed in January. It was photographed by the Perseverance rover on Feb. 4. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSS

NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter on Mars Says Goodbye

The stranded Ingenuity Mars Helicopter sent its last signal from Mars to Earth, including a farewell message for mission scientists. It will carry on gathering data on Mars until it ceases functioning...

ClayTablet Revealing An Ancient Asteroid Impact being held in a hand showing lines and cuneiform inscription (CC BY)

Ancient Star Map Revealed Asteroid Impact

This is the story of a star map, one which depicted an ancient asteroid impacting Earth over 5,000 years ago.

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