Global sea level rise has been accelerating in recent decades, rather than increasing steadily, according to a new study based on 25 years of NASA and European satellite data.
View photos of the February 15, 2018 partial solar eclipse, which was visible from South America.
The complete periodic table of elements … in song! From the guys at AsapSCIENCE, it’s their 2018 version. Enjoy.
On February 15, 2013, a small incoming asteroid created a meteor – brighter than the sun – over Russia. It exploded in the air over the city of Chelyabinsk.
Five years ago today, a small, previously unknown asteroid entered Earth's atmosphere at 66 000 km/h and exploded high above Chelyabinsk, Russia, with 20–30 times the energy of the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
The 2018 Chinese New Year – which coincides with the February new moon – starts February 16 in Asia (February 15 in the west) and rings in the Year of the Dog.
Happy 454th birthday to one of the first modern scientists, Galileo. With the aid of an early telescope, he helped remove Earth from the center of the universe.
Portrait, attributed to Murillo, of Galileo gazing at the words 'E pur si muove' (not legible in this image) scratched on the wall of his prison cell. Image via Wikimedia Commons.
The February 2018 new moon comes almost directly between the Earth and sun.
The 1st known interstellar asteroid – ‘Oumuamua – is tumbling chaotically. A new study suggests its tumble resulted from a violent collision.
This artist’s impression shows the first interstellar asteroid, `Oumuamua. Observations from ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile and other observatories around the world show that this unique object was travelling through space for millions of years before its chance encounter with our star system. It seems to be a dark red highly-elongated metallic or rocky object, about 400 metres long, and is unlike anything normally found in the Solar System. Image via ESO/ M. Kornmesser.
On this Valentine’s Day 2018, what the world of science suggests about the mystery we call love.
Adrienne Haschke. Used with permission.