If all the ice on Antarctica melted into the ocean, global sea level would rise about 200 feet, roughly the height of a 20-story building. Could this happen?
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As glaciers melt, streams carry more mercury into the ocean, increasing risk of mercury poisoning in humans and wildlife in Greenland and in adjacent coastal countries.
The brightness of this unusual nova has gone up and down and now back up again. EarthSky friend Tom Wildoner tells you how to see the nova before it’s gone!
India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) was expected to end on March 24. But it turns out that the probe could have another 6 months of life left in it.
The discovery adds to the evidence that ancient Mars was habitable for life.
The thing that got us off the hook? A big hot interception 200 million years ago.
Hominids didn’t spread across Africa, and then the entire globe, by utilizing just one foraging strategy or sticking to a precise mix of carbohydrates, proteins and fats
The Dawn spacecraft is about to start its investigation of Ceres. Suggestions of icy volcanism have led to speculation that the dwarf planet could potentially be habitable.
This little bird, that looks kind of like a flying penguin, has got scientists rethinking how polar ecosystems are changing in our warming world.
Video of an impressive and slow meteor seen over Puerto Rico on December 28. It might be a Falcon 9 rocket body falling from orbit.