Take 3 minutes to watch this green and ghostly time-lapse video of the Alaskan northern lights. It was made from 4,450 photos by our friend Sergio Garcia Rill
The latest science media releases highlighting exciting news and research from around the globe.
Should you spend a glorious summer day – or a cold, windy winter day – collecting beach-cast seabird carcasses in the name of citizen science? Maybe. Watch a video.
If all the ice on Antarctica melted into the ocean, global sea level would rise about 200 feet, roughly the height of a 20-story building. Could this happen?
NASA’s rocket-powered, saucer-shaped test vehicle soon will fly into near-space. Join an hour-long live, interactive video broadcast on March 31.
Views from above, before and after cyclone Pam devastated the island nation of Vanuatu earlier this month.
Scientists say comet dust is the invisible paint causing the surface of the innermost planet Mercury to be only barely reflective.
As glaciers melt, streams carry more mercury into the ocean, increasing risk of mercury poisoning in humans and wildlife in Greenland and in adjacent coastal countries.
Thank you to all in the EarthSky community who posted photos of the moon and Jupiter on March 29, 2015!
It’s the first time astronomers have seen a supermassive black hole in action, blowing away its galaxy’s reservoir of star-making gas.
The brightness of this unusual nova has gone up and down and now back up again. EarthSky friend Tom Wildoner tells you how to see the nova before it’s gone!
India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) was expected to end on March 24. But it turns out that the probe could have another 6 months of life left in it.
The discovery adds to the evidence that ancient Mars was habitable for life.
Hear the word “pulsar” and wonder what it is? Take 95 seconds to watch this video from NASA Astrophysics.
The thing that got us off the hook? A big hot interception 200 million years ago.
The goal of the mission is to find out how the human body responds to a prolonged stay in space. Watch the launch, watch the arrival.
On Tuesday, the Mars rover Opportunity completed a marathon – 26.2 miles (42.195 kilometers). Its finish time? Eleven years and 2 months.
A new documentary film tracks the history and mission of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault – sometimes called the Doomsday Vault – and its founder Cary Fowler.
Jupiter may have swept through the early solar system like a wrecking ball, destroying a first generation of inner planets before retreating into its current orbit.
Ever wonder how high the highest points on Earth are, in contrast to the deepest manmade boreholes and ocean trenches? Check out this fascinating infographic.
Scientists believe a huge impact scar, hundreds of miles wide, came from an asteroid that broke in two moments before slamming into the central Australian outback.
First topographical map of Ceres with named quadrangles. Scientists announced the names at last week’s Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.