Take pictures of clouds to help scientists.
During the GLOBE cloud observation challenge, citizen scientists of all ages can make up to 10 cloud observations per day using the GLOBE Observer app or one of the other data entry options (for trained GLOBE members). Image via NASA/Jessica Taylor.
The Hubble Space Telescope looks at a very rare and odd assemblage of stars that has remained essentially unchanged for the past 10 billion years.
Image via NASA.
The Ides of March are March 15. We in modern times probably wouldn’t know about them, if it weren’t for William Shakespeare.
"Beware the Ides of March." Image via History.com.
New Horizons passed Pluto in 2015. With public input, the mission team has nicknamed the spacecraft’s next target – on the fringes of our solar system – Ultima Thule.
. | Artist's conception of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft encountering 2014 MU69 - now nicknamed Ultima Thule - on January 1, 2019. This object orbits a billion miles (1.6 billion km) beyond Pluto. Evidence gathered from Earth suggests it might be a binary (double) or multiple object. Image via NASA/ Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
/ SwRI/ Steve Gribben.
A new study on the 2017 quake that killed 300 in Mexico City finds that both its location and cause were unusual. But seismologists say it could happen again.
The epicenter of Mexico’s lethal September 2017 earthquake was less than 65 miles outside the nation’s capital. Image via Nacho Doce/Reuters.
Born on this date in 1879, Einstein changed our notions of space, time and matter – launched modern physics – and became a household name.
This pair of barred spiral galaxies have just begun a magnificent merger.
Arp 256 is a stunning system of two spiral galaxies, about 350 million light-years away, in an early stage of merging. The image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, displays two galaxies with strongly distorted shapes and an astonishing number of blue knots of star formation that look like exploding fireworks. The star formation was triggered by the close interaction between the two galaxies. This image was taken by Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) and the Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3). It is a new version of an image already released in 2008 that was part a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken for Hubble’s 18th anniversary.
New moon is March 17. If you see the moon in the east before dawn Friday, it’ll be a very slender crescent.
Waning crescent moon of March 14, 2018 by Tom Boz in Wildwood, New Jersey.
Worried that our human species is making a mess of things? Inspiration-less? Carl Sagan wants to tell you something.