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2016 warmest year on record

2016 was the hottest year on record globally, continuing a decades-long warming trend, NASA and NOAA announced today.

Watch soap bubbles freeze

A photographer in St. Paul, Minnesota captured this mesmerizing footage of soap bubbles freezing. It looks like time-lapse but it’s actually in real time!

See it! First full moon of 2017

In the Northern Hemisphere, the January full moon is sometimes known as the Wolf Moon. Howl at these awesome photos of the January’s full moon from EarthSky friends around the world.

Watch 2017’s 2nd spacewalk Friday

ISS astronauts will work on a complex upgrade to the station’s power system during the January 13, 2017 spacewalk. Spacewalk begins around 7 a.m. EST (1200 UTC) and is expected to last about 6 hours.

Huge iceberg set to break off Antarctica

An iceberg the size of Delaware is set to calve from Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf. Only about 12 miles (19 km) still connect the ice chunk to the rest of the continent.

Weak La Niña follows potent El Niño

A year ago, the equatorial Pacific was pulsing with heat, due to one of the most intense El Niños on record. But the current La Niña has been relatively quiet.

NASA begins new astronaut sleep study

A new NASA study is investigating how different light intensities and spectra can be used to help regulate astronauts’ patterns of alertness and sleep.

Orion Nebula and molecular gas clouds

Image of the Orion Nebula, shot on a cold night in Georgia, by Dave Woolsteen.

Chickens are intelligent, caring, complex

Think chickens are clueless? Not so, says a new study. Instead, chicken intelligence is underestimated.

Watch year’s 1st spacewalk on Friday

Two ISS astronauts will perform the 1st spacewalk of 2017 on Friday, January 6. Live TV coverage starts at 5:30 a.m. EST (1030 UTC). The spacewalk begins at 7 a.m. EST (1200 UTC).