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International Observe the Moon Night is October 1

International Observe the Moon Night is October 1, 2022. It's a global event for celebrating the moon. Here's how you can participate online or in person.

Hurricane storm surge: what is it?

Of all the hazards that hurricanes bring, a hurricane storm surge is the greatest threat to life and property along the coast. Learn more here.

Neptune discovered on this date in 1846

Read the fascinating story of the discovery of Neptune, found on September 23, 1846. It was the first planet to be discovered not solely by looking in the sky ... but by using mathematics.

Will you see colors in the aurora?

If you live below 50 degrees N. latitude, any aurora visible is likely to be low on your horizon, and you're less likely to see vivid colors.

Western heatwave broken by tropical storm

The western heatwave in the United States was broken by the drenching rain and cooler temperatures brought by Tropical Storm Kay.

Dolphins may use whistles like humans use names

Scientists say that whistles that dolphins make may represent individuals, the way humans use names. This discovery is a first. Read more here.

Webb directly images its 1st exoplanet

The James Webb Space Telescope has taken its 1st image of an exoplanet, or a world outside our solar system. The planet's name is HIP 65426 b.

Pioneer 11: Watching the Saturn watchers

On the 50th anniversary of the launch of Pioneer 10, Patty Winter recalls the day that Pioneer 11 passed the rings of Saturn.

International space laws, and why it’s not the Wild West

International space laws protect the valuable assets of many countries, including satellites used in farming, search and rescue, finance systems and more.

The crescent moon and Venus in stunning photos

Here are some beautiful photos of the very old waning crescent moon and Venus on August 25 and 26, 2022, in the east shortly before sunrise.