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A scientist launches a hunt for earthly extraterrestrials. Help her find them!
“That’s the Earth, breathing every single day, changing with the seasons, responding to the sun, to the changing winds, ocean currents and temperatures.”
This year’s ozone hole peaked in September at its smallest observed extent since 1988, due to an unstable and unusually warm Antarctic vortex in 2017.
Ever noticed a rising full moon appear huge on the horizon? It’s called the “moon illusion,” and it’s a trick your brain is playing.
A neuroscientist talks about the history of telekinesis and the complexity of the human brain.
Eerie denizens of the ocean depths star in this video from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.
Let the creepiness begin! Just in time for Halloween, a new video from ProjectSkyGlow depicting spooky California ghost towns under the darkest of dark night skies.
“Looking at gene expression … we really see an explosion, like fireworks taking off, as soon as the human body gets into space.”
In recent years, the International Space Station has given astronauts the chance to photograph transient luminous events – or TLEs – natural light shows produced at the tops of thunderstorms.
La Niña (or not) is the biggest wildcard in how this year’s winter might shape up. Overall, NOAA’s outlook suggests a relatively cool, wet U.S. North – and warm, dry U.S. South – this winter.
Wonderful timelapse from Mike Cohea showing the October 20 young moon – only 1.3% illuminated – setting over Newport, Rhode Island, being refracted by Earth’s atmosphere.
They work together, talk to each other and use tools. A new study links the complexity of Cetacean culture and behavior to the size of their brains.
If you understand how a trampoline works, you’ll be able to understand what gravitational waves are.
On Monday, LIGO and Virgo announced the 1st detection of gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars, and 1st observed in both gravitational waves and light. “It ushers in a new era in astronomy.”
Dwarf planet Haumea – which orbits our sun in Pluto’s realm of the solar system – has become the first trans-Neptunian object known to be encircled by a ring.
A night sky timelapse by Jack Fusco featuring frozen lakes, fog inversions, and of course the northern lights!
Ice shelves in Antarctica are like conveyor belts, continually carrying ice to the sea. Scientists have found hidden canyons on their undersides that may affect the shelves fragility.
Merging black holes are the sorts of catastrophic events that produce the strongest gravitational waves. Scientists just announced 5 new pairs, in the centers of distant galaxies.
The Draconids are best seen in the evening hours. In 2017, a bright waning gibbous moon will interfere, but still … give it a try!
This timelapse video shows a peaceful and breathless moonrise from the International Space Station, with Venus, Mars and Mercury also in view.
Young moon and Mercury after sunset
Leonid over Georgia