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Science Wire | Jan 30, 2015

Video: What would happen if humans suddenly disappeared?

What would happen to our planet if all us humans – for some reason – suddenly vanished? Here’s AsapSCIENCE’s take on it.

Image via Colin Chatfield in Saskatchewan, Canada
Science Wire | Jan 30, 2015

What causes the aurora borealis or northern lights?

People at high northern latitudes sometimes experience an ethereal display of colored lights shimmering across the night sky – the aurora borealis or northern lights. What causes them?

Science Wire | Jan 29, 2015

Huge distant planet has rings 200 times larger than Saturn’s

It’s a super Saturn, 434 light-years from Earth. It has more than 30 rings, with a total diameter of some 120 million kilometers. If we could replace Saturn’s rings with these rings, they’d be easily visible from Earth and larger in our sky than a full moon.

Today's Image | Jan 29, 2015

Behind the clouds

Dreaming the night away while waiting for the clouds to clear.

Photo credit: Josh Blash
Today's Image | Jan 24, 2015

Snowy owl on a cold New Hampshire beach

In the background is sea smoke – formed when very cold air moves over warmer water – and the rocky Isles of Shoals.

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Science Wire | Jan 21, 2015

Video: The scientific power of meditation

Once you watch this video, you’ll understand why people have been practicing meditation for thousands of years.

Science Wire | Jan 19, 2015

NASA’s sounds are now on SoundCloud

It’s very cool. Hear the sounds of space exploration history!

Photo credit: Deanna Frautschi
Today's Image | Jan 17, 2015

Illinois sunset

Deanna Frautschi shared this beautiful photo of a winter sunset in central Illinois.

At least two unknown planets could exist in our solar system beyond Pluto. Image cedit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Science Wire | Jan 15, 2015

Two planets beyond Pluto?

New calculations by astronomers in Spain and the UK suggest that not one, but two unknown planets might exist in our solar system, beyond Pluto’s orbit.

Image credit: NASA/JPL
Science Wire | Jan 13, 2015

NASA’s way cool retro posters for futuristic space travel

Making future travel plans .. with an emphasis on ‘future?’ Check out these exoplanet travel posters from NASA.