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Views of home

Intriguing and inspiring perspectives of our home planet from spacecraft cameras looking back at Earth.

A signal from the 1st stars

It’s potentially one of the most exciting astronomical discoveries of the decade. Astronomers have detected a signal from the 1st stars to form in the universe.

See Mars moon Phobos drift in front of Saturn

Expand to full size to see this video from ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft, which caught a close-up view of the little Mars moon Phobos, moving in front of distant Saturn.

Some black holes erase your past

You can’t survive a passage into a black hole … or can you? A UC Berkeley mathematician says you could enter certain types of black holes, but your past would be obliterated and you’d have an infinite number of possible futures.

Watch an octopus get spiky

Octopuses and cuttlefish have an amazing defense tactic. They can erect 3D spikes from their skin, hold them for an hour, then retract them and swim away.

Hubble sees Neptune’s dark storm die

In the 1980s, Voyager 2 discovered a dark storm in Neptune’s dense atmosphere, and now the Hubble Space Telescope is tracking Neptune’s storms. More in this NASA video.

New study: Sea level rise accelerating

Global sea level rise has been accelerating in recent decades, rather than increasing steadily, according to a new study based on 25 years of NASA and European satellite data.

The periodic table song

The complete periodic table of elements … in song! From the guys at AsapSCIENCE, it’s their 2018 version. Enjoy.

Interstellar asteroid’s tumble suggests a violent past

The 1st known interstellar asteroid – ‘Oumuamua – is tumbling chaotically. A new study suggests its tumble resulted from a violent collision.

The Science Love Song

Bizarrely heart-warming, from the guys at ASAPScience.