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Image credit: David Gruber/National Geographic
Science Wire | Oct 07, 2015

Video: First biofluorescent turtle

Explorers happen upon the first glowing sea turtle ever recorded.

Artist's impression of dinosaurs dying during Deccan Traps eruptions Image credit: Gerta Keller, NSF
Science Wire | Oct 06, 2015

Double catastrophe killed dinosaurs, says study

Asteroid impact and volcanic eruptions might have been a one-two punch that killed off the dinosaurs. New dates suggest the catastrophes were nearly simultaneous.

Artist's concept 51 Pegasi b and its star
Blogs | This Date in Science | Oct 06, 2015

This date in science: First planet found orbiting sunlike star

On October 6, 1995, astronomers announced the discovery of the first planet in orbit around a distant sunlike star. This planet is designated as 51 Pegasi b.

Science Wire | Oct 03, 2015

Sea ice still too thick for Arctic shipping route

Despite climate change, sea ice will continue to make the Northwest Passage too treacherous to be a regular Arctic shipping route for decades, says study.

September 28, 2015. View larger. \  Image credit: NASA
Science Wire | Sep 29, 2015

Wildfires continue to plague US West

A satellite view from Monday shows wildfires still burning in Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. The fires started in August.

Image Credit: kaet44
Science Wire | Sep 29, 2015

Video: Greenland’s ice melt

Scientists are studying the increasingly fast rate of summertime ice melt in Greenland. See a new NASA video, plus illustrations of the 2015 melt season.

Photo credit: Cameron Cech
Today's Image | Sep 25, 2015


“It really felt like you could scoop the stars out of the sky,” said photographer Cameron Cech.

In this illustration, India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) closes in on the Red Planet after a 10-month interplanetary journey, with its Mars Orbit Insertion engine firing. Image credit ISRO
Science Wire | Sep 24, 2015

This date in science: India and Mars

Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) is India’s first interplanetary mission. It began orbiting Mars a year ago today. Mission goals – and spectacular images – here.

Acquired September 9, 2015. Image credit: NASA
Today's Image | Sep 19, 2015

Fall colors in Siberia, from space

Check out this satellite image showing fall foliage in eastern Siberia on September 9. A smaller section and a broader view.

Science Wire | Sep 18, 2015

New Pluto images wow scientists

These latest Pluto images from New Horizons have scientists stunned, says NASA. It’s not just the breathtaking views, but the strangely familiar, arctic look.