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High tides followed Monday’s supermoon, as Storm Eleanor plowed into Europe. Then a “bomb cyclone” hit the U.S. East Coast. Photos here showing winter’s power and terrible beauty.
From sea slugs to sharks to flowering plants, spanning 5 continents and 3 oceans, these new discoveries add to Earth’s tree of life.
Depending on the temperature and humidity of the air where the snowflakes form, the resulting ice crystals will grow into a myriad of different shapes.
EarthSky sends out a year’s worth of thank yous to our friends from around the world who shared images with us throughout the year. Please keep sharing in 2018!
Here are 7 of the most-viewed news and feature stories of this past year.
Satellite view of iceberg B-44 on December 15, near midnight.
Here are 7 of your favorite images of the year.
The study – from a self-confessed dog lover – counted cells in animals’ brains associated with thinking, planning and complex behavior.
Evidence of life processes found in fossils in 3.5-billion-year-old rocks. Scientists say this work suggests life in our universe is widespread.
A short film about an expedition to Tibet’s Guliya Glacier, where scientists drilled a Stone Age ice core going back 600,000 years. Plus a report on what the ice core reveals.
Peek at moon’s far side on February 20
New Year greeting from Canis Major