Astronauts are spending a year aboard the International Space Station, and researchers are looking at what happens to their bodies at the molecular level.
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Alignment of Venus, Mars, Jupiter and a meteor on the ecliptic plane. Not a large meteor but a little gem of color.
At the number one spot is the Japanese island of Iwo Jima.
The winds move at 2 kilometers per second. That’s about 7 times faster than the speed of sound and 20 times faster than any winds ever recorded on Earth.
Sommarøya, just outside Tromsø, Norway. Photo: © Geir-Inge Buschmann/Gibfoto
Supervolcanoes – massive eruptions with potential global consequences – don’t appear to follow the conventional volcano mechanics, say researchers.
As winter sets in at the south pole of Saturn’s moon Titan, a massive ice cloud has been forming. It’s the “button” in this image from the Cassini spacecraft.
Two of Pluto’s mountains could be cryovolcanoes – ice volcanoes – that might have spewed an ammonia-ice slurry in the recent geological past.
“These are four of the strangest moons in the solar system,” said New Horizons mission’s Mark Showalter. “We still don’t know what to make of it.”
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