In honor of yesterday’s glorious supermoon, the first-ever true map of the moon, created by Johannes Hevelius, the last and greatest of the naked-eye astronomers.
SciShow Space explores the origins of Earthquakes that aren’t on Earth. Moonquakes and Marsquakes can happen, too!
SciShow Space shares the latest news from the around the universe, including the first supernova observed in real time, and Internet service on the moon. Finally!
New Moon, New Disease, New Hero!
This edition of SciShow News really is full of “news.” Scientists have discovered a new moon orbiting Neptune, a new tick-borne virus threatening the United States, and a new species of shrew who is a real hero. Let’s get to it!
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What if the moon had never formed?
Credit: Karl Tate / Life’s Little Mysteries
Huge tides generated by the moon – which orbited much closer to Earth when it formed – washed the chemical building blocks for life from land into the oceans and helped stir up the primordial soup. Without it, life may never have arisen, or living things would have very different behavioral patterns to cope with the six-hour day and extreme climate changes that would exist on a moonless Earth. [Get the full explanation]