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Science Wire | Sep 17, 2014

New map of 15 years of CO2 emissions

An international research team has developed a new system to quantify 15 years of CO2 emissions, every hour, for the entire planet, down to the city scale.

Image credit: NASA
Today's Image | Sep 17, 2014

Polar mesospheric clouds over the Ukraine

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station, flying at 350 kilometers (220 miles) up, are ideally placed to observe elusive polar mesospheric clouds.

Photo credit: Kenneth G. Smith
Today's Image | Sep 14, 2014

Anticrepuscular rays in a Texas sky

Next time you see crepuscular rays extending from a sunset … turn around. Look opposite the the sun. You might catch a glimpse of elusive anticrepuscular rays.

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Science Wire | Sep 11, 2014

Video: Jellyfish flame on the ISS

Fire in space doesn’t act like fire here on Earth. Untethered by gravity, flames in space curl themselves into tiny balls.

Super Harvest Moon 2014 by Annie Lewis
Today's Image | Sep 09, 2014

Shine on Harvest Moon!

In case you missed it! Photos of the 2014 Harvest Moon from EarthSky friends.

Photo credit: J Gilpatrick/M Lynn/NOAA
Science Wire | Sep 08, 2014

California blue whales rebound from whaling

In a conservation success story, the number of California blue whales has rebounded to near historical levels after being hunted to near extinction.

Photo credit: Lars Leber Photography
Today's Image | Sep 08, 2014

Milky Way and moonset

Reflections of the moon and the Milky way in a pond atop Independence Pass in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains

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Science Wire | Sep 04, 2014

Researchers discover remains of colossal 65-ton dinosaur

Researchers have uncovered a 77-million year old, plant eating, super-massive Titanosaur. The huge animal weighed as much as a herd of elephants.

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Science Wire | Sep 03, 2014

Video: Your brain on coffee

We love coffee! Coffee is the second most-traded commodity on Earth, after oil. How does the world’s favorite drug actually work?

Photo credit: Tom Wildoner
Today's Image | Sep 02, 2014

Andromeda Galaxy

Beautiful shot of M31 – closest large spiral galaxy to our Milky Way – by our friend Tom Wildoner.