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The National Park Service normally doesn’t allow night photography at the Dry Tortugas, but made an exception for this project.
Observers in the U.S. West saw a disintegrating meteor – a fireball, or extremely bright meteor – on July 27, 2016. It was the reentry of a Chinese rocket body.
A new study has found that bird brains have significantly more neurons than do mammal – even primate – brains of the same mass.
The sun emitted 3 mid-level solar flares on July 22-23, 2016. This is what NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory saw.
A new time-lapse video from New Zealand, showing both its dramatic landscape and the sky above. It’s called “The Edge of Perception.”
Watch a full year of Earth’s sunlit side, seen from a million miles away by the DSCOVR spacecraft.
Fly along with Earth’s shadow in a video depicting the path of the August 21, 2017 total eclipse of the sun, first eclipse over the continental U.S. since 1979.
The 6-month period from January to June was our planet’s warmest half-year in the modern temperature record, which dates to 1880.
New video released on 1-year anniversary of New Horizons’ visit to Pluto. It lets you ride aboard a Pluto spacecraft and then plunge toward its surface!
A huge earthquake could be building beneath Bangladesh, Earth’s most densely populated nation. There’s potential for some 140 million people to be affected.
Time-lapse video of the amazing noctilucent cloud display over northern Europe on July 12-14, 2016. Adrien Mauduit called it a “storm” of these clouds.
How NASA is working to keep Earth safe from asteroids and other hazards that come from deep space.
The European Space Agency is moving forward with plans to capture and remove a large piece of space debris, in a mission called e.Deorbit, by 2023.
It was Grandpa Pinpin’s dream to see his favorite bird, Spix’s Macaw, before his death at 94. He didn’t accomplish it, but his 16-year-old granddaughter did.
After a 5-year voyage, Juno performed a successful braking maneuver on July 4. First spacecraft to enter Jupiter orbit since Galileo in the 1990s.
In late June, as Juno crossed into Jupiter’s magnetic field, an instrument aboard the craft recorded the bow shock. Hear it here.
Looking for Venus? It’ll soon come into view in the west after sunset. This video tracks Venus from when it reappears again by mid-July, 2016 … to April, 2017.
Incredible color-changing! How – and why – the octopus, squid, and cuttlefish change color.
Scientists aboard an aircraft caught the impressive streak and final breakup of the Orbital ATK Cygnus supply ship, as it re-entered Earth’s atmosphere on June 22.
Moonset at 5 different points on the horizon, at 5 different moon phases, from a young moon to the June 20 full moon at Zimbabwe’s winter solstice.
Mercury-Regulus conjunction on July 30
Earth’s shadow, sea and land