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Oceanic manta rays have long been thought to migrate great distances. But Indo-Pacific mantas, at least, are more local commuters than long-distance travelers.
“It’s time to shift this conversation to what can be done to conserve these amazing organisms in the face of this unprecedented global bleaching event.”
It was the first meteorite in the Egyptian record. Years after the event, scientists concluded through various tests that it came all the way from Mars.
Don’t call it a swimming dinosaur, scientists say. The newly discovered ichthyosaur looks much like a dolphin or shark and swam Earth’s seas for millions of years.
Moonset at 5 different points on the horizon, at 5 different moon phases, from a young moon to the June 20 full moon at Zimbabwe’s winter solstice.
Journey to White Sands, New Mexico and watch sandstorms reshape and move the dunes, under both blue and starry skies, in this gorgeous time-lapse.
Solstice 2016 – longest day for us on northern Earth – was Monday. But the hottest weather is still to come for us in the Northern Hemisphere. Why?
Two photos from northern Sweden on solstice night, a night of a midnight sun in that part of the world … and also, in 2016, a midnight moon.
Great land plates shifted and came together – 55 million years ago – to create the Tibetan Plateau, the highest and largest plateau in the world today.
Global warming will cause more people to be exposed to the mosquito that carries Zika virus, says a new study. Why this mosquito is such a good virus-spreader.
Why do people gather at Stonehenge in England on the solstice? Info and photos here.
Next time you see crepuscular rays or sunrays extending from the horizon … turn around. You might catch a glimpse of elusive anticrepuscular rays.
Captured via drone off the coast of Auckland. There are thought to be fewer than 200 of these creatures left in New Zealand waters.
In Chinese thought, summer has been associated with the color red, the sound of laughing, the heart organ, the fire element and a red phoenix bird.
It’s that beautiful time of year again in the Northern Hemisphere, when the June solstice – your signal to celebrate summer – is nearly upon us.
We’ve all seen virga, but maybe not known what it’s called. Virga is rain that evaporates before it hits the ground. Enjoy these photos!
Ocean phytoplankton are too small to see individually, but a large phytoplankton bloom can be seen from space as a colored patch on the sea surface.
The recent El Niño has driven a rise in atmospheric CO2. Scientists expect it to surpass 400 parts per million for the year and stay there at least a human lifetime.
Summer is a great time to frolic in the woods. Just don’t touch anything.
A wonderful video from SkyGlowProject.com that’ll let you experience the 2016 superbloom of wildflowers in Death Valley National Park.
Imagine the ecliptic, or sun’s path
Juno on Jupiter’s doorstep