The solar eclipse of March 9 brought together students from around the world – and EarthSky helped to make it happen.
Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) said on March 28, 2016, that it’s possible to use an ocean pattern – warmer-than-average water butting up against cooler-than-average water – in the North Pacific Ocean to predict an increased chance of summertime heat waves in the U.S. 50 days in advance.
You, or your kids, might notice this. When you’re moving in a car, earthly objects get left behind, but the moon seems to follow. Why?
Two amateur astronomers apparently caught a flash on Jupiter on March 17, 2016, a possible indication of an asteroid impact into the giant planet’s upper atmosphere.
April 1, 1997. On this date, Comet Hale-Bopp – probably the best-remembered bright comet for many in the Northern Hemisphere – reached its perihelion or closest point to the sun.
Scientists combined radio telescopes on Earth and with the Earth-orbiting radio telescope RadioAstro to learn that the famous quasar 3C273 has a core temperature hotter than 10 trillion degrees! That’s much hotter than formerly thought possible.
A blind cavefish species in Thailand has evolved a unique ability to walk and climb like a salamander. It’s the kind of adaptation that might have occurred about 420 million years ago, when fish fins evolved into limbs suited for moving on land.
An ice bridge collapsed at Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina earlier this month. Hundreds of tourists and locals gathered to witness the dramatic event.
We’ve all seen flocks of birds wheeling and swooping in unison, as if choreographed. How do they do this? Zoologists say they aren’t simply following a leader, or their neighbors. If they were, the reaction time of each bird would need to be exceedingly fast – faster than birds actually react, according to scientists …
In 2016, Arctic sea ice reached its lowest wintertime maximum extent in the 37-year satellite record. It’s slightly lower than the previous record, set last year. This year’s wintertime sea ice in the Arctic peaked on March 24 at 5.6 million square miles (14.52 million square km).