An anomaly on Saturday caused New Horizons to enter “safe mode.” The mission is returning to normal science operations on July 7 and remains on track for the July 14 Pluto flyby.
Scientists have detected 5 supermassive black holes previously clouded from view. The research suggests there are millions more hidden black holes out there.
Stargazing is for everybody. It’s for people who like seeing themselves as part of a bigger picture … people with a sense of wonder … people who just like being outside at night. Maybe that’s you. If so, here are some tips to help you get started.
New findings help explain how parrots, just like humans, can talk and dance.
On summer evenings, look for a gorgeous pair of star clusters near the Tail of the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion. They are M6 (Butterfly Cluster) and M7 (Ptolemy’s Cluster). M6 and M7 may well be northern summer’s finest clusters. To appreciate them, you need a dark sky. Binoculars enhance the view. Follow the links inside to learn more.
Planet Earth reaches its most distant point from the sun for 2015 on July 6, at 19:41 UTC. That’s 2:41 p.m. Central Daylight Time in the U.S. Given that Earth is farthest from the sun every year in early July, then why is it so hot outside for us in the N. Hemisphere? Answer just a click away….
People around the world rely on groundwater for drinking and crop irrigation. But a new satellite data study says that many of our biggest aquifers are overstressed.
Beautiful July dawn in northeast Alaska’s Thompson Pass.
Here’s a different kind of color explosion for the holiday. How and why the octopus, squid, and cuttlefish change colors.