Monster Nile crocodiles might be Florida’s newest invasive species.
The latest science media releases highlighting exciting news and research from around the globe.
Summertime star parties! We’ve added many new events to this list of astronomical events throughout the U.S. and Canada. Find one near you, join in and have fun.
A study suggests that 2 large meteorites hit Mars billions of years ago and triggered mega-tsunamis in Martian water oceans.
New research finds the ocean on Jupiter’s moon Europa could have the necessary balance of chemicals for life, even without active volcanoes.
New evidence from Australia of an enormous asteroid that struck Earth 3.4 billion years ago, triggering earthquakes and tsunamis and causing cliffs to crumble.
They’re called Kelvin Helmholzt clouds, aka billow clouds or shear-gravity clouds, and they look like breaking ocean waves.
The May 21 Blue Moon carries that name because it’s the 3rd of 4 full moons in a season. But can a season have just 2 full moons?
For both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, full moons have names corresponding to calendar months or seasons of the year.
New Horizons imaged this distant Kuiper Belt Object twice. It has learned its location and spin, and dispelled a theory that 1994 JR1 is a quasi-satellite of Pluto.
A group of ivory gulls – a threatened species of seagull – has made a colony in an unusual place: On an iceberg.
An advanced computer simulation suggests that newly forming Earth-like worlds are likely to suffer a giant impact, like that thought to have created our moon.
Sappho, a renowned poet of ancient Greece, wrote of the Pleiades star cluster setting at midnight. Scientists have wondered, what time of year did she see it?
May is the peak month for twisters here in the U.S.
Comet C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS) is now visible in binoculars before dawn. This post has charts and other info that can help you spot the comet in the coming weeks!
We’re beginning to get questions about that red “star” in the east each evening. It’s Mars! We’ll pass between Mars and the sun this weekend.
The May 21 full moon is a seasonal Blue Moon – an older definition of the term. Watch for it this weekend, near brilliant Mars.
This galaxy – nicknamed ‘little lion’ – contains the lowest level of heavy elements ever detected in a gravitationally bound system of stars.
Data from a trio of satellites show rapid local changes in Earth’s magnetic field. The cause is likely accelerations in the flow of liquid iron near Earth’s core.
2007 OR10 is now known as the third-largest dwarf planet. It’s about a third smaller than Pluto. It’s the largest unnamed body in our solar system.
Alien megastructures – aka Dyson spheres – around a star 1,500 light-years away? Astronomers struggle to explain the most mysterious star in the universe.
First global topographic map of Mercury shows the whole surface of our solar system’s innermost planet. MESSENGER mission scientists used 100,000 images to create it.