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Jupiter’s gravity slings long-period comets out of harm’s way, while nudging some asteroids closer to Earth. And, in 1770, Jupiter took aim on Earth – but missed.
Supervolcanoes – massive eruptions with potential global consequences – don’t appear to follow the conventional volcano mechanics, say researchers.
A big El Niño is developing in 2015, say scientists. This NASA video explains El Niño and its impact on the marine food web.
New DNA analysis says your pooch’s ancestors were Central Asian wolves
Neutrinos – which barely exist – just ran off with another Nobel Prize
Are you planning on watching the September 27-28 eclipse outside? Here are some tips.
If Earth didn’t have an atmosphere, then, when the moon was entirely eclipsed within Earth’s shadow, the moon would would appear dark …
Have you ever noticed mushrooms growing in a big circle? It’s known as a fairy ring. How does it happen?
That’s more than previous estimates. But the number of trees has dropped by 46% since the start of human civilization, says the study.
We need dark energy to explain why gravity seems to be driving galaxies in our universe apart instead of pulling them together.
Peer out our galaxy’s south window
Photos of this week’s spectacular dawn