A long-lost land mass is submerged in the depths of the southwestern Pacific Ocean. Should it be recognized as a full-fledged continent?
New Zealand in sunglint, via NASA Earth Observatory.
The Age of Aquarius starts when the vernal equinox point moves out of constellation Pisces and into Aquarius. When will that be? There’s no definitive answer.
Leonardo da Vinci's famous Vitruvian Man, a drawing created circa 1487, with the 7 chakras or energy centers indicated. Image via Wikimedia Commons
A waning crescent moon is sometimes called an old moon. It’s seen in the east before dawn. Next new moon is February 26 at 14:58 UTC.
Waning crescent moon with earthshine on January 23, 2017 from Patrick Casaert in Meaux, France.
Listen to the birds chirping and watch the giant panda loll around and chew on bamboo. Peace!
You’ve probably seen footage of rockets taking off, but here’s Falcon 9 returning to Earth and landing safely after its launch on Sunday.
In one second, this distant pulsar – the spinning remains of a once-massive star – emits the same amount of energy as that released by our sun in 3.5 years.
NGC 5907 X-1: record-breaking pulsar. Image via ESA.
A new ‘tree of life,’ showing how horses have evolved over the past 18 million years challenges long-held ideas.
Image via: Science// Mauricio Antón
There might be an unknown 9th planet that orbits far from Earth, on the outer fringes of our solar system. You can help astronomers find it, if it exists!
A very blue Neptune-like planet, dubbed Planet 9, may be lurking dozens of times further from the sun than Pluto, as depicted in this artist’s rendering. Image via NASA.
On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the 1st American to orbit Earth and the first American space hero.
John Glenn and Friendship 7