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Members of the EarthSky community - including scientists, as well as science and nature writers from across the globe - weigh in on what's important to them. Photo by Robert Spurlock.
A rare natural laser beaming from the heart of the spectacular Ant Nebula suggests the presence of a double star system.
An entomologist explains why it’s a good idea to be nice to the spiders you encounter and consider a live-and-let-live policy.
Mysterious asteroid 2015 BZ509 – currently nestling in Jupiter’s orbit – became less mysterious once astronomers realized it’s an immigrant, captured from another solar system.
This object was likely born in the Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter, then flung billions of miles to the Kuiper Belt on the edge of the solar system.
We’ve all heard of peer review. It gives credence to research and scholarly papers. But what does it mean? How does it work?
Fly over Mars’ Neukum Crater, in this video based on images taken by ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft.
ESA considers a high-energy survey of the early universe, an infrared observatory to study the formation of stars, planets and galaxies, and a Venus orbiter.
When mountains explode … lava flows and fountains … getting ready for the next eruption.
Adult female sea turtles – on beaches from North Carolina to Texas and throughout the Caribbean – are crawling out of the ocean and laying their eggs. Here’s an update from a biologist who’s been studying these turtles for 36 years.
NASA researchers have launched a citizen science project requesting your reports on landslides you’ve seen, heard about in the news, or found in an online database. Photos welcome!
Beauty! Moon and Jupiter May 25 to 28
Astronauts’ views of Mount Shasta