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Photo via University Herald
Science Wire | Aug 21, 2014

Researchers find life beneath half a mile of Antarctic ice

The discovery of bacteria in a lake under 800 meters of ice suggest the possibility that similar life might exist elsewhere in our solar system.

Photo credit: David Hughes/Penn State
Science Wire | Aug 21, 2014

Zombie ant fungus kills its hosts on doorstep of ant colony

A zombie ant fungus must kill its ant host outside the ant colony, in order to to reproduce and transmit its infection, new research shows. But not far outside.

Today's Image | Aug 19, 2014

Intense rainbow over Northern Ireland

Glenn Miles sat in his truck and waited out a rainstorm, then captured the most intense rainbow he’d ever seen.

Curiosity self-portrait Feb. 3, 2013 via NASA
Science Wire | Aug 18, 2014

Video: Our Curiosity

A video love letter to the Curiosity rover on Mars, narrated by Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Felicia Day.

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Science Wire | Aug 16, 2014

New video of Pluto and giant moon Charon

NASA’s Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft created this new video of stills taken of the Pluto-Charon system over five days last month.

Photo credit: Manish Mamtani
Today's Image | Aug 15, 2014

Pemaquid Point lighthouse and Milky Way

The historic Maine lighthouse against the gorgeous backdrop of the Milky Way, by Manish Mamtani Photography.

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Science Wire | Aug 12, 2014

Video: Baby elephant sees ocean for the first time

To celebrate World Elephant Day … It’s an EarthSky favorite!

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
Science Wire | Aug 12, 2014

The eye of Saturn

Like a giant eye, the great vortex at the north pole of planet Saturn stares back at the Cassini spacecraft as Cassini stares at it.

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Science Wire | Aug 09, 2014

Watch this Great White chomp down on underwater sharkcam

Impressive, but … yikes!

Photo credit: Ken Snager
Today's Image | Aug 08, 2014

Virga at sunrise

Virga is rain that evaporates before it reaches the ground.