Two lovely and hopeful signs in the sky … the returning young moon and Venus. Photos here from the EarthSky community.
In the 1980s, Voyager 2 discovered a dark storm in Neptune’s dense atmosphere, and now the Hubble Space Telescope is tracking Neptune’s storms. More in this NASA video.
Narwhals are among the ocean’s most elusive creatures. But new research may shed light on where these enigmatic marine mammals like to congregate.
Image via turbosquid.com
For decades, astronomers have been talking about of galaxies with supermassive black holes at their cores. Now they say they’ve clearly confirmed a black hole’s encircling, dusty, spinning disk of gas.
Artist’s concept of the dusty gaseous torus around the active supermassive black hole in the distant galaxy M77. Image via ALMA
2017 VR12 will pass closest to Earth – 3.76 times the moon’s distance – during the night of March 6-7. It’s a good target for radar, and amateur astronomers might catch it with small telescopes.
Artist's concept of a large asteroid passing Earth, via Shutterstock.
Global sea level rise has been accelerating in recent decades, rather than increasing steadily, according to a new study based on 25 years of NASA and European satellite data.
View photos of the February 15, 2018 partial solar eclipse, which was visible from South America.
The complete periodic table of elements … in song! From the guys at AsapSCIENCE, it’s their 2018 version. Enjoy.
On February 15, 2013, a small incoming asteroid created a meteor – brighter than the sun – over Russia. It exploded in the air over the city of Chelyabinsk.
Five years ago today, a small, previously unknown asteroid entered Earth's atmosphere at 66 000 km/h and exploded high above Chelyabinsk, Russia, with 20–30 times the energy of the Hiroshima atomic bomb.