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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Aug. 20, 2010

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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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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