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Astronomers capture 1st confirmed image of a newborn planet

The newly imaged newborn planet is located at about the distance of Uranus – our solar system’s 7th planet – from the dwarf star PDS 70. Its atmosphere appears to be “cloudy,” these astronomers said.

Interstellar asteroid update: It’s a comet!

`Oumuamua is moving faster than expected on its way out of our solar system. Astronomers now think it’s really a comet, venting material from its surface that’s giving the object a small but steady push.

Great white sharks dive deep into warm-water whirlpools

Researchers tracked 2 great white sharks to find out where they spend their time. Watch a cool video of the tricky job of tagging Lydia, a great white swimming in Florida waters.

Fragments found for small asteroid that exploded over Russia last week

The meteor was seen over Russia on June 21. Now scientists from Ural Federal University are reporting finding meteorite fragments from the event. Plus … why are so many large meteors seen over Russia?

Video: Watching solstices and equinoxes from space

See how sunlight falls on Earth’s surface during the solstices and equinoxes, and get a better understanding of why Earth’s tilt causes the seasons.

Bees understand the concept of zero

Scientists just learned that honeybees can understand the concept of zero. That puts bees in an elite club of clever animals – some birds, monkeys, humans – that can grasp the abstract notion of nothing.

Gulf of Mexico 2018 dead zone forecast

NOAA scientists project that this summer’s Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone or ‘dead zone’ – an area of low to no oxygen that can kill marine life – will be about the size of Connecticut.

From pulsar to magnetar? Or vice versa?

Since the 1970s, scientists have treated pulsars and magnetars as 2 distinct populations of objects. Now they think they might be stages in a single object’s evolution. A new NASA ScienceCast has more.

Explore 20 years of Earth data

From NASA, 2 decades of planetary change. See detailed views of volcanoes fuming, hurricanes flooding, dams being built, wildfires sweeping across landscapes and more.

Small asteroid zipped through Earth’s atmosphere

The IAU confirmed that the asteroid originally designated ZLAF9B2 – now called 2018 LA – disintegrated at a height of 30 miles (50 km) over South Africa on June 2, 2018.