Singing humpback whales from different ocean basins seem to be picking up musical ideas from afar, and incorporating these new phrases and themes into their songs.
A breaching humpback whale in the waters of Gabon. Image via Tim Collins/WCS
On January 16, 1909, a team of Antarctic explorers thought they’d found the magnetic south pole. Then, a few years later, they began to have doubts.
Mawson, McKay and David on January 16, 1909.
Saturn’s largest moon Titan is enveloped in a thick atmosphere, but the infrared camera on the Cassini spacecraft was able to reveal the moon’s myriad of surface features.
Image via NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Nantes/University of Arizona
One of the most cherished science fiction scenarios is using a black hole as a portal to another dimension or time or universe. Is it possible? Maybe. But choose carefully. All black holes are not created equal.
Of the more than 60 Fast Radio Bursts found so far, only one has ever been seen to repeat from the same source … until now.
Artist's illustration of a Fast Radio Burst. Image via Danielle Futselaar.
A new analysis has found that Earth’s oceans are heating up 40% faster than a United Nations panel estimated 5 years ago.
The Argo network of nearly 4,000 robot floats measure water temperatures down to 2,000 meters below the surface. Image via Argo.
Last week, citizen scientists with Zooniverse’s Exoplanet Exoplorers announced K2-288Bb – a type of exoplanet considered rare so far. The finding might shed new light on how planets form.
Artist's concept of K2-288Bb. Image via Goddard Space Flight Center/Francis Reddy.
Astronomers are arguing over a brief and unusual flash in the night sky from earlier this year. The call it the Cow. One group argues it was a monster black hole shredding a passing star. The other argues it might have been a black hole being born.
What was it? AT2018cow erupted in or near a galaxy known as CGCG 137-068, which is located about 200 million light-years away in the constellation Hercules. Image via Sloan Digital Sky Survey.
Yes, it will. The star Betelgeuse will run out of fuel, collapse under its own weight, and then rebound in a spectacular supernova explosion. Someday … but probably not soon.