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A little-known fact about the intriguing cycle of far and close moons, plus dates for 2016’s 14 lunar apogees (far moons) and 13 lunar perigees (near moons).
Satellite data and ocean sensors show a definite slowdown since 2004 in ocean currents that warm eastern North America and western Europe.
Do you want a blanket? Norwegian researchers recently described how they trained horses to use symbols to answer that question.
Sputnik’s unassuming beep ushered in the Space Age. Hear it here.
Stalagmites on the floors of caves in southern Indiana contain evidence of past earthquakes, scientists say.
Lamnid sharks and tuna have similar physical traits that make them top ocean predators. But, a new study says, they took very different evolutionary paths.
Mass and energy are interchangeable.
Seeing animals in clouds, or a face in the moon, are examples of pareidolia. Look here for photos to test your own ability to see things that aren’t there.
We thought we might get through this summer without the dumb hoax about Mars as big as a full moon rearing its head. But, no.
No one knew whether Mount Chamberlin or Mount Isto was taller. Now an aerial study – and a ski mountaineer – declare a winner.
The next eclipse is an annular solar eclipse on September 1, 2016.
Every calendar year has at least 4, but 5, 6 or even 7 eclipses are also possible. Why don’t we see them all?
American astronomer Asaph Hall discovered Phobos, one of the two Martian moons, on this date in 1877. Did he imagine how well we’d see Mars’ moons today?
It’s the insect star of The Silence of the Lambs.
Circumzenithal arcs have been described as an “upside down rainbow” or “a grin in the sky.” They’re wonderful! See photos here.
You call them starfish? They’re brilliant by any name.
Here is the famous Pillars of Creation photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. It’s one of the features within the Eagle Nebula.
The wind map updates every hour and lets you see the movement, flow, and speeds of wind across the United States. Go see it! It’s great!
“A fish out of water might seem an extraordinary thing, but in fact it is quite a common phenomenon,” said these researchers.
Delay those New Year’s plans. World timekeepers have announced they’ll add a leap second just before midnight on December 31, 2016.
Moon nearing Jupiter, at ascending node
Orionid meteor in moonlight