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Hubble sees Neptune’s dark storm die

In the 1980s, Voyager 2 discovered a dark storm in Neptune’s dense atmosphere, and now the Hubble Space Telescope is tracking Neptune’s storms. More in this NASA video.

Where narwhals like to hang out

Narwhals are among the ocean’s most elusive creatures. But new research may shed light on where these enigmatic marine mammals like to congregate.

ALMA telescope spies a supermassive black hole’s spinning disk

For decades, astronomers have spoken of galaxies with supermassive black holes at their cores. Now they say they’ve clearly confirmed one such hole’s encircling, dusty, spinning disk of gas.

Astronomers tracking close-passing asteroid 2017 VR12

2017 VR12 will pass closest to Earth – 3.76 times the moon’s distance – during the night of March 6-7. It’s a good target for radar, and amateur astronomers might catch it with small telescopes.

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New study: Sea level rise accelerating

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.

See it! Partial solar eclipse

View photos of the February 15, 2018 partial solar eclipse, which was visible from South America.

The periodic table song

The complete periodic table of elements … in song! From the guys at AsapSCIENCE, it’s their 2018 version. Enjoy.

Asteroid exploded over Russia February 15, 2013

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.

Chinese New Year on February 15-16

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 birthday Galileo!

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.

New moon is February 15

The February 2018 new moon comes almost directly between the Earth and sun.

Interstellar asteroid’s tumble suggests a violent past

The 1st known interstellar asteroid – ‘Oumuamua – is tumbling chaotically. A new study suggests its tumble resulted from a violent collision.

Top 10 reasons we fall in love

On this Valentine’s Day 2018, what the world of science suggests about the mystery we call love.