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Denmark’s never-ending May twilights

Happening now in Denmark: “bright nights,” when the sun is never far below the horizon. Photographer and videographer Adrien Mauduit tells the story and provides stunning imagery.

See Ceres opposite the sun

Dawn mission specialists maneuvered the spacecraft into a special orbit, so that it could look down on Ceres’ famous bright spots from a position known to astronomers as opposition.

NASA camera views sunglint from Earth

You’d expect sunglint from an ocean or other body of water. But the camera caught some glints over land as well. A new NASA video explains how scientists solved the mystery.

Eta Aquarid over Mount Bromo

Cool short video of an early morning Eta Aquarid meteor over Mount Bromo in Indonesia, by Justin Ng. Take a few seconds and enjoy!

Video teaser: Noctilucent cloud season

Noctilucent clouds – aka night-shining clouds – can be seen at high latitudes in summer, typically beginning for northern latitudes in late May. French photographer Adrien Mauduit in Denmark assembled his best 2016 photos into a wondrous video.

Why did Tsavo lions eat people?

In 1898, a pair of lions ate 135 people at a railroad camp in Kenya. Scientists have analyzed microscopic wear on the lions’ teeth to find out why.

X-ray tsunami in Perseus galaxy cluster

Not so very long ago or far away in astronomical terms, a near-miss between titanic galaxy clusters might have set into motion an immense wave of hot gas.

What happens in 1 minute

Just for fun, take 60 seconds to check out this new video from the guys at AsapSCIENCE.

Earth clouds from space

New from NASA, a short video tour of unusual and beautiful clouds observed from space.

Video: Close-approach comets

ScienceCast video from NASA about comets passing near Earth in 2017 and 2018, and about how scientists are studying them. Plus photos from our community!

Simulating the smallest ring world

Chariklo is the smallest space body known to have rings. A new supercomputer simulation by Japanese researchers suggests a life expectancy for the rings of only 1 to 100 years.

Cassini dives between Saturn and rings

The Cassini spacecraft made the first-ever dive through the narrow gap between the planet Saturn and its rings on Wednesday.

How Kepler saw Neptune

New video from NASA depicting the observations of our solar system’s 8th planet, Neptune, by the famous planet-hunting Kepler telescope.

New Project Skyglow video and giveaway

The guys at Project Skyglow have done some amazing videos, and they have a new book out. It’s not too late to enter their giveaway, honoring International Dark Sky Week.

Video: Cassini’s final crazy engineering

During Cassini’s close pass of Titan on April 21-22, Titan’s gravity will bend Cassini’s orbit around Saturn, shrinking it slightly, so that instead of passing just outside the rings, the spacecraft will begin its Grand Finale dives just inside the rings. Wow!

Growing crack in Larsen-C ice shelf

The European Space Agency is monitoring the progress of the crack in Antarctica’s Larsen-C ice shelf. The crack is eventually expected to produce a massive iceberg.

Asteroid 2014 JO25 bigger than expected

It’s coming closer today than any asteroid this large since 2004. It came into view of small telescopes a few hours ago. Early radar observations indicate it’s bigger than we thought.

Ocean worlds beyond Earth

Earth is an ocean planet. Astronomers are realizing that ocean worlds are all around us in space. New ScienceCast video from NASA.

Watch space debris conference online

ESA invites you to watch the opening address and more from the European Conference on Space Debris. It’ll begin April 18 at 09:30 CEST.

Is there life on Saturn’s moon?

A form of chemical energy that can support life appears to exist on Saturn’s moon Enceladus.