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The newly discovered Great Cold Spot on Jupiter rivals the scale of the planet’s Great Red Spot. It’s thought to be driven by powerful energies from auroras at Jupiter’s poles.
Asian elephants got stuck in a mud-filled old bomb crater in Cambodia. A collaborative rescue effort saved them all.
Don’t miss this video! And learn how birds in flocks perform their wonderful, graceful movements. Hint: they don’t just follow a leader, or their neighbors.
Octopuses (aka octopi or octopodes) are so cool! Here are 5 of our favorite videos featuring those remarkable cephalopods.
Wonderful video from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a NASA spacecraft in a polar orbit around the moon since 2009. The moon as you’ve never seen it!
The earthquake – centered in Prince William Sound off the coast of south-central Alaska – was the most powerful yet recorded in North America at magnitude 9.2.
This one will use images of the sky visible from Earth’s Southern Hemisphere. You can help from anyplace on the globe. The search is for a 9th major planet in our system, nicknamed Planet 9.
Astronomers directly observed a pair of Milky-Way-like galaxies, seen when the universe was 8% of its current age. They were excited to find the young galaxies surrounded by huge halos.
Sure, we’re all collections of space dust. But astronomers also want to study it in order to understand how space dust in our Milky Way obscures starlight from afar.
Considering both poles in February 2017, Earth essentially lost the equivalent of a chunk of sea ice larger than Mexico, in contrast to the average global minimum for 1981-2010.
Venus at its brightest in morning sky
Io’s shadow on Jupiter