Idaho-ology

Order your Moon rock today!

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Order your Moon rock today! When we talk about Moon rocks, what do we mean? Not a lunar meteorite. That’s a piece of the Moon that has fallen to earth by natural processes. About 29 such meteorites have been found, including a big one that landed in the Libyan desert in 1999. The fragment now […]

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The Big Blowup, Pulaski, and wildfire ecology

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The Big Blowup, Pulaski, and wildfire ecology How about a little Idaho wildfire history to soothe your lungs on this glorious, smoky day? Hurricane-force winds swept through the Idaho panhandle on August 20, 1910. “The wind was so strong,” said US Forest Service Ranger Ed Pulaski, “that it almost lifted men out of their saddles.” […]

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Why can’t I explain the total eclipse?

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Why can’t I explain the total eclipse? Having a hard time explaining your total eclipse experience to friends who missed totality? You’re not alone. Dr. Kate Russo witnessed her first total solar eclipse in Europe in 1999 and was enthralled. “I felt time stop,” she says, but she couldn’t figure out why. After traveling to […]

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NASA TV at the Museum of Idaho

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Dr. James Green, NASA Director of Planetary Science, watches and discusses the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, outside the Museum of Idaho with NASA TV’s Gay Yee Hill. Dr. Green also explains NASA’s launching of dozens of balloons with scientific experiments, which use the eclipse to simulate atmospheric conditions on Mars. The Museum […]