Nature itself puts up a roadblock to hurricane prediction – minor variations in the atmosphere – too small for seasonal forecast models to capture.
Posts by Deborah Byrd
Remember the Camelopardalids, the meteor shower earlier this year astronomers said would be spectacular … except it wasn’t? Now, the same astronomers explain why.
Singapore is big on laser light shows. Has them every night! Justin Ng offers the “impossible:” Milky Way rising behind the laser lights and city lights.
Scientists are back from a first exploration of the strange crater on the Yamal Peninsula in northern Siberia. Curiouser and curiouser.
Mars has two moons, Jupiter has 67, Saturn 62, Uranus 27, Neptune 14. But our planet Earth has just one moon. Doesn’t it?
If you’re an early riser, you might know that the old moon has been back in the east before dawn this week, passing stars and planets. Keep watching!
Most distant planets known so far orbit close to their stars and thus have a short “year.” Kepler-421b has a year about twice as long as Earth’s.
Among wild animals, pronking may be a way of avoiding predators. But when you see an animal pronk, you can’t but think it’s leaping for joy.
These clouds can appear ominous. But, in a way that’s so common in nature, their dangerous aspect goes hand in hand with a magnificent beauty.
Today is the 45th anniversary of humanity’s historic first steps on the moon. “One small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” The story in pictures.