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A fog blanketed London in December 1952, killing as many as 12,000 people. Its exact cause and nature puzzled researchers for decades … until now.
It’ll be the hottest year on record unless the final weeks of 2016 are the coldest of the 21st century so far, according to the World Meteorological Organization.
Scientists have signed an open letter in support of increased knowledge of Near-Earth Objects (NEOs), whose orbits carry them near Earth. You can sign it, too.
A supermoon’s pull of gravity creates higher-than-usual tides. But gravity doesn’t affect a human body as much as it does an ocean tide.
For many, Carl Sagan’s name was synonymous with astronomy. Today would have been his 82nd birthday.
Sometimes people report them as UFOs, but they’re called hole-punch clouds and they’re made by jets. The connection between hole-punch clouds, jets and snowfall.
Are supermoons hype? In our opinion … no, just modern folklore. And they cause real physical effects, such as larger-than-usual tides.
He’s the astronomer for whom Halley’s Comet is named. It was the first comet ever predicted to return.
Who benefits from the time change? A scientist on why DST is more burden than boon.
A new map-based feature in NASA’s Spot the Station program makes it even easier to track the International Space Station as it passes over you.
Moon, Venus, Mars on December 3
See it! Moon sweeps past Venus