Lake-effect snow is nothing new for those north and east of Lakes Erie and Ontario. When it happens, snow totals climb over three to four feet (over a meter) in less than 24 hours. In isolated spots around the Buffalo, New York area this week, over five feet (1.5 meters!) of snow fell earlier this week, and a second round is happening and expected to continue through Friday.
Podcast and interview with Tom Niziol, a longtime meteorologist-in-charge of the National Weather Service in Buffalo, New York, about lake-effect snow.
Digging out of the snow in West Seneca, NY on November 19, 2014.
November is the month of the Pleiades star cluster. Yearly, on or near November 20, the Pleiades cluster culminates – reaches its highest point in the sky – at midnight.
In an analysis of 60 years of observations, an international team of astronomers have discovered an exotic source of light. The object – called SDSS1133 – might be a supermassive black hole ejected from its home galaxy, or the remains of a massive star that exploded as a supernova. Astronomers aren’t sure.
When you look at the photo above, you’re looking back more than 13 billion years to the very early universe. You’re seeing a very faint galaxy that is exceedingly young, born not long after the Big Bang. That’s according to a new study by Japanese astronomers, who say they’ve found 7 galaxies that appeared within 700 million years of the Big Bang.
Could we survive on Mars? The AsapSCIENCE guys address the question.
A new study used years of biological data on male and female astronauts in the International Space Station to look at physiological and behavioral differences in the way that men and women adapt to spaceflight. It found no evidence of sex differences in terms of behavioral or psychological responses to spaceflight, and no no sex or gender differences in neurobehavioral performance and sleep measures. However, it did identify some differences, outlined inside.
The European Southern Observatory announced today (November 19, 2014) that its Very Large Telescope in Chile has revealed something downright odd. That is, the rotation axes of the central supermassive black holes in a sample of quasars are parallel to each other over distances of billions of light-years.
Our friend Mike Taylor captured this gorgeous shot of Cape Neddick Lighthouse in York, Maine. We often see photos of this picturesque lighthouse, whose construction began in 1879, but this one is particularly beautiful. Mike is also working on an upcoming film to be called Shot in the Dark. He recently posted a trailer/teaser for it on Vimeo. If you love sky images, you will love this. Watch inside.