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Wonderful timelapse from Mike Cohea showing the October 20 young moon – only 1.3% illuminated – setting over Newport, Rhode Island, being refracted by Earth’s atmosphere.
They work together, talk to each other and use tools. A new study links the complexity of Cetacean culture and behavior to the size of their brains.
If you understand how a trampoline works, you’ll be able to understand what gravitational waves are.
On Monday, LIGO and Virgo announced the 1st detection of gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars, and 1st observed in both gravitational waves and light. “It ushers in a new era in astronomy.”
Dwarf planet Haumea – which orbits our sun in Pluto’s realm of the solar system – has become the first trans-Neptunian object known to be encircled by a ring.
A night sky timelapse by Jack Fusco featuring frozen lakes, fog inversions, and of course the northern lights!
Ice shelves in Antarctica are like conveyor belts, continually carrying ice to the sea. Scientists have found hidden canyons on their undersides that may affect the shelves fragility.
Merging black holes are the sorts of catastrophic events that produce the strongest gravitational waves. Scientists just announced 5 new pairs, in the centers of distant galaxies.
The Draconids are best seen in the evening hours. In 2017, a bright waning gibbous moon will interfere, but still … give it a try!
This timelapse video shows a peaceful and breathless moonrise from the International Space Station, with Venus, Mars and Mercury also in view.
10 tips for watching the Geminids
Long-lasting moon halo