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Scientists used earthly telescopes to track hot spots on Io over a period of years and saw that it remains the most volcanically active world in our solar system.
Is a hypothetical large planet – far beyond Neptune – causing a tilt in the sun? Plus, evidence for a 9th planet based on “extreme Kuiper Belt objects.”
“We have data coming back that allow us to fully understand the steps that did occur, and why the soft landing did not occur.” Meanwhile, the orbiter is A-OK.
The discovery of the fossil vocal organ of an ancient Antarctic bird suggests that dinosaurs couldn’t sing, but maybe honked.
Computer-generated animation of the descent of the Schiaparelli lander to the surface of Mars. Real one will happen this Wednesday, October 19.
No, it orbits the sun. But its orbit keeps it as a constant companion of Earth, and it’ll remain so for centuries to come.
We’re controlled by more than just our thoughts. New video from AsapSCIENCE
In about 30 million years, a massive cloud of gas – called Smith’s Cloud – will collide with the Milky Way.
Scientists analyzed sustainability projects around the world and identified overarching trends that can potentially help create a more sustainable future.
The Draconids are best seen in the evening hours. In 2016, a wide waxing crescent moon will somewhat interfere, but still … give it a try!
New findings suggest Mercury is contracting and experiences ongoing “mercuryquakes.”
This short video puts modern extinctions in context by comparing them with Earth’s 5 previous mass extinctions.
Water plumes erupting on Jupiter’s moon Europa might make it easier to investigate whether life exists in the warm ocean believed to be deep beneath its icy surface.
Why does time flow inexorably toward the future? A Berkeley physicist proposes that time is expanding because space is expanding.
The spacecraft will plunge repeatedly between Saturn and its rings, and finally execute a headlong plummet into the body of Saturn itself.
“Sea ice really is their platform for life. They are capable of existing on land for part of the year, but the sea ice is where they obtain their main prey.”
What would Earth be like if all of its ice melted? New short video from the guys at AsapSCIENCE, featuring Bill Nye.
Cassini spacecraft will begin its grand finale at Saturn in 2017. This was one of Cassini’s last close flybys of Saturn’s large moon, Titan.
Brown dwarfs are like stars, but too small to ignite fusion in their cores and so shine as stars do. If you saw one, it wouldn’t be brown. It’d be magenta.
Plus more cool stuff from the Juno spacecraft’s August 27 closest-yet flyby of Jupiter.
Watch for Venus after sunset
Have you seen Venus?