HS-ESS1-6

Apply scientific reasoning and evidence from ancient Earth materials, meteorites, and other planetary surfaces to construct an account of Earth's formation and early history.

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  1. Earth

    One collision could have formed the moon and started plate tectonics

    A hypothetical planet slamming into Earth 4.5 billion years ago might have set subduction into motion.

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  2. Tech

    A new solar-powered gel purifies water in a flash

    The unusual, fruit-inspired structure of this material provides quick filtration that could satisfy people's daily water needs.

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  3. Planets

    Saturn’s moon Enceladus wears a thick blanket of snow

    Pits on the frosty moon reveal the snow’s surprising depth, up to 700 meters (2,300 feet) in some places.

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  4. Physics

    Scientists Say: Fission

    Nuclear fission is the process of splitting atoms apart to release huge amounts of energy.

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  5. Physics

    Explainer: Radioactive dating helps solve mysteries

    Knowing the decay rate of radioactive elements can help date ancient fossils and other artifacts.

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  6. Earth

    Fossil-fuel use is confusing some carbon-dating measurements

    Carbon-14 dating of recent artifacts will soon give scientists confusing results. That’s another price society pays for its reliance on fossil fuels.

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  7. Space

    NASA is readying to send humans back to the moon

    The launch of NASA's Artemis I is a huge step toward sending humans back to the moon and beyond.

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  8. Planets

    Mars might still be volcanically active, quakes there suggest

    Seismic rumblings picked up by NASA’s InSight lander hint at molten rock moving deep below the planet’s fractured surface.

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  9. Space

    Mysteries about the universe abound, from its beginning to its end

    Scientists have a good understanding of the laws that make our universe tick. But they still don’t quite know how it began — or will end.

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