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Fly along with Earth’s shadow in a video depicting the path of the August 21, 2017 total eclipse of the sun, first eclipse over the continental U.S. since 1979.
A new study shows that we humans can help maintain healthy forests by focusing conservation efforts on the protection of animal pollinators and seed dispersers.
MIT researchers show that neutrinos can change between several distinct “flavors” while traveling from a facility near Chicago to a detector in Minnesota.
A huge earthquake could be building beneath Bangladesh, Earth’s most densely populated nation. There’s potential for some 140 million people to be affected.
ISS astronaut’s photo of the City of Light.
The European Space Agency is moving forward with plans to capture and remove a large piece of space debris, in a mission called e.Deorbit, by 2023.
Astronauts wanted! The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is actively recruiting for first time since 2008. Applications are open until mid-August.
Delay those New Year’s plans. World timekeepers have announced they’ll add a leap second just before midnight on December 31, 2016.
If you’re hoping to escape civilization and head into an unaltered wilderness, you might be surprised to learn it no longer exists on Earth, a study says.
It was Grandpa Pinpin’s dream to see his favorite bird, Spix’s Macaw, before his death at 94. He didn’t accomplish it, but his 16-year-old granddaughter did.
Scientists have detected persistent man-made chemicals in crustaceans from the Mariana Trench and Kermadec Trench, deepest parts of the ocean ever sampled.
After a 5-year voyage, Juno performed a successful braking maneuver on July 4. First spacecraft to enter Jupiter orbit since Galileo in the 1990s.
The colors in fireworks help create “ohhhhs” and “ahhhhs.” But what creates the colors?
Scientists at MIT and elsewhere say that the Antarctic ozone hole shows signs of shrinking. They say they expect it to close permanently by mid-century.
Hundreds of events – films, concerts, panels with engineers, scientists and astronauts – about asteroids and how to protect our planet from asteroid impacts.
The first map shows all the known asteroids within one-third of Earth’s distance from the sun today – Asteroid Day – June 30, 2016. Look below for a second map.
Sign up to trigger asteroid observations on a global telescope network on Asteroid Day, June 30. Anyone can help! Sign up by 00:00 UTC on July 1.
Where to go stargazing in Georgia, plus a word about a new feature – Best Places to Stargaze, for people around the world – just launched at EarthSky.
Scientists aboard an aircraft caught the impressive streak and final breakup of the Orbital ATK Cygnus supply ship, as it re-entered Earth’s atmosphere on June 22.
Apparently we can, and you can view details in this video from a talk given at Mars One’s recent private event in Amsterdam.
Scutum the Shield named for Polish king
Telescopes and laser beam, in Hawai’i