Imagine you’re paddle-boarding, and an orca – killer whale – pops up on the ocean surface near you. Two amazing and beautiful videos, here.
On Earth, a fast runner takes a few hours to complete a marathon. On Mars, it’s taken 11 years. NASA’s Opportunity rover crossed that finish line in March, 2015.
A new ScienceCast video follows Opportunity on its marathon trek across Mars.
During 2014, three people were fatally attacked by sharks, while 73 million sharks were killed as a result of the finning trade. Click in to see the startling infographic.
… she’s going to want to take pictures. An octopus at a New Zealand aquarium trains a camera on visiting tourists.
You’ll know in 60 seconds. New Space Shorts video from NASA
It’s just cool, that’s all. Watch this 40-second video of an octopus squeezing through a tiny hole to escape a box.
May 6, 1968. More than a year before he became the first human to set foot on the moon, Neil Armstrong had a narrow escape in the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) at Ellington Air Force Base near Houston. The LLRV had been designed to simulate a descent to the moon’s surface, and all the lunar astronauts trained in it. That day, while Armstrong was piloting, a leaking propellant caused a total failure of his flight controls …
Researchers supported by the National Science Foundation have gathered evidence for a salty aquifer – liquid salt water, possibly supporting unknown microbial ecosystems – underneath Antarctica’s McMurdo Dry Valleys. They announced their discovery on April 28, 2015 with the video above and with the publication of the work in the open-access journal Nature Communications.
While he sings, watch what’s going on inside his head.
University of Utah seismologists have discovered a reservoir of hot, partly molten rock 12 to 28 miles beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano that is 4.4 times larger than the shallower, long-known magma chamber. The researchers say the vast reservoir of hot, partly molten rock is enough to fill the Grand Canyon 11 times over.