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“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.
Mammatus clouds can appear ominous. But, in a way that’s so common in nature, their dangerous aspect goes hand in hand with a magnificent beauty.
Oceanic manta rays have long been thought to migrate great distances. But Indo-Pacific mantas, at least, are more local commuters than long-distance travelers.
In Chinese thought, summer has been associated with the color red, the sound of laughing, the heart organ, the fire element and a red phoenix bird.
On the June solstice, the sun sets at the same time in New York City and St. Augustine, Florida. But New York has an hour more of daylight. How’s that happen?
People at high latitudes are seeing glowing clouds in a dark night sky. They’re called noctilucent or “night-shining” clouds.
Confirmation that Mars came out of its last ice age 400,000 years ago. Plus insights into the water cycle on Mars, a possible help to future space colonists.
A rare combination of light and shade over a hillside in Mutare.
An oddly textured region of southern Mars is not ice-covered today. Yet landforms here – and now certain minerals – are associated with under-ice volcanoes.
Earlier this year, scientists presented evidence for a Planet Nine in the far outer solar system. Scientists think it exists, but – if so – how did it get there?
On May 6, 1968 – more than a year before his famous first moonwalk – Neil Armstrong narrowly escaped disaster while training in the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle.
The Eta Aquarid meteor shower was spawned by the famous Comet Halley. But Halley spawned another meteor shower, too.
We knew that Saturn’s moon Titan had seas and lakes of liquid hydrocarbons, but their exact composition was unknown until recently.
Although the lunar month has a mean period of 29 days 12 hours and 44 minutes, the actual length varies throughout the year. Lengths of lunar months in 2016.
They’re calling it a Manx comet, after the cats with no tails. It may have formed in the inner solar system and been ejected outward.
A month by month listing of major moon phases, conjunctions, oppositions, meteor showers and other important dates, from astronomer Fred Espenak.
Breakthrough Starshot seeks proof of concept for a 100-million-mile-per-hour mission – using light-propelled nanocrafts – to reach the nearest star in 20 years.
Read about star travel via conventional propulsion, warp drives, and more.
Earth’s shadow, sea and land
Moon and Aldebaran before dawn July 29