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These spacecraft are studying Mars dust

Raging, planet-wide dust storms – like the one going on now – happen only every 6 to 8 years on Mars. Here’s how NASA spacecraft are studying it, plus a cool before-and-after video! 

Mars is now brighter than since 2003

It’s bright. It’s red. It’s in the sky nearly all night. What is it!? It’s Mars, and it’ll shine brilliantly throughout July and August.

Amazing Kilauea volcano imagery you might have missed

For more than 2 months, lava has been pouring from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, destroying homes and remaking the land. A compilation of photos and videos, here.

A week away from brightest Mars

We’re 1 week away from Mars’ 2018 opposition, best appearance of Mars since 2003. It’s extremely bright and very red, ascending in the east each evening now, crossing the sky for the rest of the night. Photos from the EarthSky community here.

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Apollo and the moon-landing hoax

Why do people persist in denying that human beings landed on the moon?

Today in science: 1st footsteps on moon

Today is the 49th anniversary of humanity’s historic first steps on the moon. The story in pictures, here.

Is the moon toxic to humans?

When the Apollo astronauts returned from the moon, the dust that clung to their spacesuits made their throats sore and their eyes water. Lunar dust is made of sharp, abrasive particles, but how toxic is it for humans?

Witness the birth of an iceberg

This iceberg broke off Greenland’s Helheim Glacier on June 22. If laid atop New York City, it’d stretch from lower Manhattan to Midtown.

Volcano discovered under fastest-melting Antarctic glacier

Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier is melting, thanks to warming waters from below. What’s more, a recent study has discovered a volcano beneath the glacier.

Astronomers discover 10 new moons for Jupiter

Most planets have moons, and Jupiter already had the most. Now, with these new ones, Jupiter has a whopping 79 moons altogether … so far.

Volcanic mood rings

The crater lakes at the summit of Kelimutu volcano in Indonesia change colors from day to day. The colors can change from white, green, blue and brown to black.

June 2018 ties for 3rd-warmest June on record

June 2018 continued the warming trend of the past 40 years. Plus, a word about the climate change myth that there’s been no warming since 1998.

Whoa! Flash flood footage from Utah

Amazing flash flood footage from Utah, July 16, 2018.