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Today's Image | Jul 07, 2015

Milky Way over Maine lighthouse

The Milky Way over the Atlantic at the Pemaquid Point lighthouse in Bristol, Maine.

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Today's Image | Jul 05, 2015

Dawn’s early light

Beautiful July dawn in northeast Alaska’s Thompson Pass.

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Science Wire | Jul 04, 2015

Incredible color-changing! How does octopus do it?

How and why the octopus, squid, and cuttlefish change colors

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Science Wire | Jun 29, 2015

Get ready for New Horizons’ flyby of Pluto

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will fly through the Pluto system on July 14. It’s only 2 weeks away!

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Science Wire | Jun 26, 2015

Video: Brainy octopus and its coconut

We can’t get enough of the coolness of octopuses here at Earthsky. Watch what this octopus does with coconut shells.

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Science Wire | Jun 23, 2015

First color movies of Pluto and Charon

It’s not Disney quality, but these distant worlds are real and 3 billion miles (5 billion km) away.

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Science Wire | Jun 22, 2015

Sixth mass extinction is happening now

We are entering a mass extinction that threatens humanity’s existence, says a new study

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Science Wire | Jun 18, 2015

Earth’s core contains lots of sulphur

New research shows that Earth’s core contains vast amounts of sulphur – 90% of our planet’s sulphur – equivalent to 10% of the mass of the moon.

Gemini Observatory near-infrared image of the globular cluster Liller 1 obtained with the GeMS adaptive optics system on the Gemini South telescope in Chile. View larger. |  Image credit: Gemini Observatory/AURA
Science Wire | Jun 18, 2015

Awesome look at place where stars collide

This beautiful stellar jewel-box – a tightly packed cluster of stars – is one of the few places in our galaxy where astronomers think stars can actually collide.

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Science Wire | Jun 15, 2015

Philae comet lander is awake!

Seven months after it lost contact with Earth, the Rosetta mission’s Philae lander hibernating on comet 67P has woken up and tweeted, “Hello Earth!”