Can Exploding Stars Form New Planets?
Supernovas are formed when stars explode. But what happens to these stars that went supernova? MIT scientists now believe that even dead pulsars could form new planets. Watch this NASA video for more details on supernovas, pulsars and new planets.
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Space School: Saturn
Saturn may be famous for its rings, but this gas giant also happens to possess the most powerful winds in our solar system. Learn more about Saturn in this segment from the Science Channel's "Space School."
Space School: Pluto
At 3.7 billion miles from the sun, the dark world of Pluto has remained a puzzle to scientists. Learn more about new findings on this distant former planet in the following clip from the Science Channel's "Space School."
Space School: Mercury
The closest planet to the sun, Mercury boasts both boiling hot and freezing cold temperatures. Learn more about this mercurial planet in the following clip from the Science Channel's "Space School."
Space School: Mysterious Objects
Far beyond Earth in the endless expanses of space, mysterious objects are hiding. Learn more about black holes, quasars and dark matter in this clip from the Science Channel's "Space School."
Space School: Earth
Earth may seem small, but it's unlike any planet ever discovered. Learn more about our fragile, complex planet in this clip from the Science Channel's "Space School."
Planet Storm: Solar Storm
On Discovery Channel's "Planet Storm," learn about solar storms and how they can effect the Earth and astronauts in space.
Space School: The Sun
The sun has burned for almost 5 billion years, but this powerful star won't always be around. Find out what might be like once the sun is gone in this video from the Science Channel's "Space School."
The Comet's Tale: Planet Formation
This clip explains how planets were formed in space. Learn how they are connected to the formation of the ocean on our planet in The Science Channel's series, "The Comet's Tale."
Planet Storm: Jupiter's Storms
On Discovery Channel's "Planet Storm," watch as a professor of atmospheric sciences recreates Jupiter's red spot using a spinning bowl of water.
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Are mysterious particles shooting through Earth during solar flare events? Enough to disrupt the decay rate of radioactive material previously assumed to be constant? Discovery News' Ian O'Neill explains why scientists think that may be the case.
Through the Wormhole: The Balance of Forces
The universe as we know it is possible due to an extremely precise balance of forces. A formula so exact, that one small change would disallow any form of life. Did a divine hand make certain the balance was just right?