That glow over the unlit part of a crescent moon – called earthshine – is light reflected from Earth.
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You might see a lot or you might not see many, but if you stay in the house, you won’t see any.
Spectacular images from Rosetta spacecraft of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko between January 31 and March 25. Many different angles. Increasing activity!
Satellite view makes clear how unlucky the 150 people of the town of Fairdale were on April 9.
People traveling in airplanes often see glories. The sun has to be behind your head. You’ll see the plane’s shadow cast on a cloud, surrounded by a halo of light.
“From a life in the universe point of view, this is great news,” said a researcher.
There are a couple of theories that suggest what creates the strange greenish-yellow color that can precede a storm.
The two outer stars in the bowl of the Big Dipper always point to Polaris, which marks the end of the Little Dipper’s handle.
Who do you see? Take a couple of minutes to have some fun. Video from the guys at AsapSCIENCE.
Burmese pythons were imported to Florida as pets. Now tens of thousands of them are in the wild and they’re eating … everything. New York Times video.