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Eastern France experienced unusually heavy rainfall throughout January 2018, and last week the Seine, in Paris, began a precipitous rise. Videos here.
NASA says 2nd-warmest year on record. NOAA says 3rd-warmest. Their methodologies differ slightly, but – by both standards – the 2017 results make the past 4 years the hottest yet recorded.
A new topographic map of Titan, plus a new study showing that Titan’s seas lie at an average elevation – a sea level – just as Earth’s do.
A brilliant fireball lit up skies in the U.S. state of Michigan Tuesday night and caused the equivalent of a magnitude 2.0 earthquake.
Scientists used the Blue Waters supercomputer to show that a black hole’s relativistic jets and accretion disk both may be spinning – and precessing over time – around an axis separate from the black hole itself.
Scientists used drones to map a previously-unknown, 1,600-year-old irrigation system that allowed farming in arid northwest China, one of world’s driest climates.
Where do stars we see at night come from? Newly confirmed streams of stars – thought to be coming to our Milky Way from other galaxies – suggest not all Milky Way stars were born here.
In 2018, scientists hope to obtain the 1st-ever direct image of a black hole’s event horizon. They’re targeting the 4-million-solar-mass black hole at the heart of our Milky Way.
Astronomers and visualization specialists at NASA have just released this unprecedented, 3-dimensional, fly-through view of the Orion Nebula, a nearby star-forming region.
High tides followed Monday’s supermoon, as Storm Eleanor plowed into Europe. Then a “bomb cyclone” hit the U.S. East Coast. Photos here showing winter’s power and terrible beauty.
Young moon and Venus February 16 to 18
ISS over New York