More than 4 billion years ago, giant asteroid impacts melted, mixed and buried the surface of Earth
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Climate extremes are here to stay, say researchers.
ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft spent a month surfing in and out of the atmosphere of Venus, coming so close that atmospheric drag caused the craft to slow down.
Around August 10, the biggest and brightest full moon of 2014 will face off against everyone’s favorite meteor shower — and the outcome could be beautiful.
Dark matter makes up 90% of the matter in both systems, the study finds.
Scutum has just four noticeable stars, and even those require a dark sky. Look for it now before the moon gets too bright, and be sure to scan with your binoculars.
It’s always a good hair day for a hairy pink squat lobster (Lauriea siagiani). These little guys live on sponges in the western Indo-Pacific.
A newly-discovered species suggests that feathers were much more common among dinosaurs than once thought.
Maybe some extra-terrestrials pollute their planets too.
Dogs, monkeys and dolphins all show expressions akin to human smiles. But in sharks and other fish, the parts of the brain related to feelings are less developed.