Different types of ice loss from glaciers produce distinct rumbles, snaps and splashes as icebergs are born. Have a listen!
The latest science media releases highlighting exciting news and research from around the globe.
Discovered in 2010, two vast and mysterious Fermi bubbles radiate out from our Milky Way galaxy’s core. An update from the three astrophysicists who found them.
It’s a super Saturn, 434 light-years from Earth. It has more than 30 rings, with a total diameter of some 120 million kilometers. If we could replace Saturn’s rings with these rings, they’d be easily visible from Earth and larger in our sky than a full moon.
Who knew asteroids could have flowing water? They are so small, airless and cold that the idea seems surprising, to say the least. The latest evidence, here.
Two photos taken by astronauts – one at night and the other in daylight – show the peninsula of southern India.
Space travel by LightSail relies on thin, lightweight reflective sails, powered by the sun. First the May launch, then a second launch planned for 2016.
When our sun and planets were born, the Kepler-444 system was already older than our solar system is now.
A panoramic view of the desert world next door, from one of the highest elevations reached by the Mars rover Opportunity in its 11 years on the Red Planet.
Widespread winter storm conditions in northeastern U.S. New York not affected as strongly as expected, but strong effects farther north in Boston. Both cities come to a standstill.
Radar images of asteroid 2004 BL86 confirm the primary asteroid is 1,100 feet (325 meters) across with a small moon 230 feet (70 meters) across.
Asteroid 2004 BL86 came closer than any known asteroid this large until 2027. Information and photos of the asteroid, plus links to more.
Try it yourself! With a little preparation and a good camera and with a macro lens, you can take your own photos of snowflakes.
Scientists publish a slew of science results from the Rosetta comet mission. Among the most fascinating … a crack in the comet’s neck! Plus dust and jets, the mysterious double-lobed shape, and more.
Two photos from the Rosetta spacecraft – one from last November, and one from a few days ago – show a comet’s seasons changing.
In theory, our home galaxy Milky Way could be a wormhole – a galactic transport system – says a team of astrophysicists.
Three moon shadows at once on Jupiter Friday night! It won’t happen again for U.S. observers until the year 2032. You can also watch online.
This ghostly puff of smoke is actually a huge mass of swirling gas and cloud at planet Venus’ south pole, as seen by ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft.
Once you watch this video, you’ll understand why people have been practicing meditation for thousands of years.
When a raindrop hits a surface, tiny air bubbles burst from the drop in a fizz of aerosols. Watch the high-speed video.
Dawn spacecraft now closing in on dwarf planet Ceres. Image is for navigation purposes; next one due late January. And what is that white spot, anyway?
Fly-through video of the largest image ever taken, of the Andromeda galaxy, nearest spiral galaxy to our Milky Way. Prepare to feel small!