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Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

Ancient structures in a desolate area of land in surrounded by a Navajo reservation. Around 1,000 years ago, the architects of this place walked away.

Star’s death spiral into black hole

What happens when a star with about our sun’s mass spirals into a black hole? With the distant event known as ASASSN-14li, astronomers have figured out some details.

New mosaic of Orion Nebula

The Orion Nebula – 1,400 light-years away- is the closest star formation region to Earth. This image is the latest in the Hubble Space Telescope’s collection.

Moon shadow path in 2017 solar eclipse

Fly along with the moon’s shadow in this NASA video depicting the path of the August 21, 2017 total eclipse of the sun.

Most US wildfires ignited by people

A study reports that 84% of U.S. wildfires between 1992 and 2012 were started by things like discarded cigarettes, unattended campfires, and arson.

Why pandas are black and white

The giant panda’s distinct black-and-white markings have two functions: camouflage and communication, says a new study.

Wicked fast aurora

Photographer Tommy Richardsen called it ‘wicked fast,’ saying it started a second or 2 before he clicked the shutter button, and faded before the 13-second exposure was over.

Astronauts’ brains change shape in space

MRIs taken before and after missions show that astronauts’ brains compress and expand in space.

Milky Way over Nubble Light

Jatin Thakkar said, “My Milky Way season begins with this image of the Milky Way rising over the Nubble lighthouse, located in York, Maine.”

Jupiter abstract

This gorgeous image isn’t a painting. It’s a new photo by the daredevil Juno spacecraft, as it skimmed close to Jupiter on its last close pass near the planet.