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The Spring 2011 issue of The Earth Scientist is focused on modernizing seismology education. Thanks to IRIS, you can download this issue for free as a pdf. Print copies are available in our online store.


Galileo Galilei's "The Phases of the Moon"
Image courtesy of Biblioteca Nazionale - Florence, Italy


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The diagram shows the Moon in different positions along its orbit around the Earth. The Sun is far away and acts like a light bulb in this picture. Half of the Moon is always reflecting light from the...more

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