Comet ISON is difficult, probably impossible, to view from Earth right now; it is temporarily lost in the sun’s blinding glare. How can you see Comet ISON as it sweeps closest to the sun that binds it in orbit … and may destroy it? Follow the links below to learn how you can experience ISON’s encounter with the sun today, online.
As Comet ISON is approaching the sun this week, it cannot be seen from Earth, but it’s coming into the field of view of a whole fleet of ESA and NASA space-based observatories.
An area of low pressure across the southeastern United States is producing heavy amounts of rain and will push off to the northeast and affect the U.S. Mid-Atlantic and Northeast through Wednesday evening. If you have plans on traveling out east for Thanksgiving, you will need to be prepared for flight delays, possible cancellations, and longer commutes on the roads as the weather will go downhill throughout the U.S. East on November 26-27, 2013.
A new study suggests that there may have been two magma oceans separated by a layer of crystalline material in the mantle during Earth’s formative period.
Storm surge and flooding can result in major loss of life. If you do not believe me, check out the Japanese tsunami or Hurricane Sandy. And also check out this incredible video that has been circulating social media this past week. It’s from Super Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines and killed roughly 4,000 people. Its powerful storm surge swallowed cities whole.
Just for fun …. You know this painting? It’s Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night over the Rhone, painted in September 1888 at Arles, France.
Have you ever noticed the Big Dipper in van Gogh’s night sky? Look for it in the painting, and look for it in your night sky: Big Dipper comes to Earth on November evenings
A new study has uncovered evidence that corals may be adapting to climate change, but the response may not persist if CO2 emissions aren’t reduced.
Photographer Mike Taylor in Maine discusses the fact that – while observing the aurora, or northern lights, is a truly awe-inspiring and often breathtaking experience – the images that come out of modern day DSLR cameras may not match what you witness in real life, especially if you live below about 50 degrees N. latitude.