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NOAA predicts a ‘busy’ 2020 Atlantic hurricane season

Multiple climate factors indicate above-normal activity is most likely, according to NOAA’s 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook.

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On Mars, mud flows like lava

Scientists in Europe have found that some features on Mars that were thought to be lava flows may actually have been flows of muddy water.

bumblebee's face.

Bees stab plants to make them flower

When pollen is scarce, bumblebees pierce the leaves of plants in order to force them to produce flowers more quickly, according to new research.

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Wolf spiders may turn to cannibalism in a warming Arctic

Arctic wolf spiders’ tastes in prey might be changing. The changes could initiate a new cascade of food web interactions that could potentially alleviate some impacts of global warming.

Why is Earth’s magnetic north pole drifting so rapidly?

The location of Earth’s north magnetic pole appears to be controlled from deep within Earth by 2 competing blobs in the magnetic field. One is under Canada, and the other is under Siberia. “The Siberian blob is winning,” according to scientists.

Seen from space: Covid-19 and the environment

Satellites see environmental changes during the coronavirus lockdown, including reduced pollution.

These new maps show 16 years of ice sheet loss

Using satellite data, scientists have made precise, detailed maps of how the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have changed over 16 years. How the maps were made, and what they tell us.

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First-ever comprehensive geologic map of the moon

For the first time, the entire lunar surface has been completely mapped and uniformly classified by scientists from the USGS Astrogeology Science Center, in collaboration with NASA and the Lunar and Planetary Institute.

Dharti Ma – A Tribute to Earth

From Earth Day Network India … Dharti Ma literally translates to Mother Earth. This music video is a tribute to our planet, created In an amalgamation of styles by some of the finest musicians of India – and in 8 languages – to commemorate Earth Day’s 50th anniversary.

Hubble celebrates its 30th anniversary

The Hubble Space Telescope was launched on April 24, 1990. It’s spent the past 3 decades acquiring magnificent images of distant space objects, providing a time machine that’s taken astronomers back to when the universe was less than a billion years old.

This could be the longest ocean creature ever recorded

Scientists have discovered a 150-foot (46-meter) example of a siphonophore, a string-like deep-sea predator in Australian waters.

SpaceX Starlink satellites caused a stir over western Europe

On April 19, 2020, many in western Europe were stunned to spot a line of satellites crossing the night sky. They were the SpaceX Starlink satellites.

Poster for International Dark Sky Day 2020.

How to find activities for International Dark Sky Week

Click here for links to activities for International Dark Sky Week, April 19 to 26, 2020.

Astronauts Luca Parmitano and Drew Morgan inside ISS, waving.

For you, space fans. A grand tour of ISS

Fascinating video! Tour the International Space Station with ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Drew Morgan. Shot in one take with two cameras strapped together.

Apollo 13 moon views recreated in 4K

Re-creation of moon views seen by Apollo 13 astronauts 50 years ago, on their somber passage around the moon’s far side.

Coronavirus Explained: What it does to your body that makes it so deadly

How the coronavirus infects and how it makes people sick.

Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano is erupting

Anak Krakatau (Child of Krakatau) volcano began erupting last night – Friday, April 10, 2020 – according to clocks in Indonesia. The eruption is not thought to be major, although it’s the longest eruption since 2018. Webcams and satellites caught its awesome beauty.

A rare ozone hole is open over the Arctic

Since March 14, ozone over Earth’s Arctic has decreased to what’s normally considered ‘ozone hole levels.’ Scientists expect this year’s Arctic hole – the largest ever seen over the Arctic – to close again around mid-April 2020.

Watch 2 penguins explore closed Chicago aquarium

You’ll love this video of a couple of penguins openly exploring Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, closed due to COVID-19.

Retreat at Pine Island glacier

Pine Island Glacier is one of the fastest-retreating glaciers in Antarctica. Watch the glacier’s ice front retreat and shed some notable icebergs over the past 2 decades.