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Scientists track major freshwater change

‘What we are witnessing is major hydrologic change,’ they said. Over 14 years, Earth’s wet land areas got wetter. Dry areas got drier. They also reported multiple hot spots resulting from groundwater depletion.

Fly through the Orion Nebula

Take 3 minutes to fly through the spectacular Orion Nebula, in this new 3D visualization from NASA.

Scientists measure rise in ozone-destroying chemical

Report on CFC-11 – an illegal chemical responsible for ozone-depletion in Earth’s atmosphere – now apparently on an upswing again. Meanwhile, new direct evidence the ban on CFCs is working and the ozone hole is recovering.

Boom!

Photographer Walter E. Elliott captured this image from Michigan’s Grand Haven North Pier on May 14, 2018.

Galaxies look like fireflies

In the darkness of the distant universe, galaxies resemble glowing fireflies, flickering candles, or sparks floating up from a bonfire.

‘Absolutely insane airglow’

Those were the words of astrophotographer Yuri Beletsky, who captured this image on May 10 from Las Campanas Observatory in Chile.

What will happen when our sun dies?

It won’t happen soon, not for another 5 billion years. Our sun’s fate, here.

Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano

Kilauea is one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Here are images and video from its ongoing eruption in Hawaii.

Snowball Earth due to plate tectonics?

New research suggests that as great land plates began to shift and move on Earth’s surface, our world became what geologists call a Snowball Earth.

New science from Jupiter

When the Juno spacecraft recently flew over the poles of Jupiter, researchers were astonished. This 5-minute video from NASA explores the latest discoveries.