La Niña (or not) is the biggest wildcard in how this year’s winter might shape up. Overall, NOAA’s outlook suggests a relatively cool, wet U.S. North – and warm, dry U.S. South – this winter.
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“Cassini managed to survive for 91 seconds in this epic battle, before tipping over backward during the last 8 seconds and then finally losing radio contact with Earth.”
The final full view of Saturn from Cassini, on Sept. 13, 2017. Image via NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/Jason Major/AmericaSpace.
Astronomers use astronomical units – or AU – to describe solar system distances. Definition of AU here. Also, mean distances in AU to prominent solar system objects.
Jaws beware! Alligators might be coming for you, according to new research.
Alligator eating a nurse shark. Image via Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.