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Members of the EarthSky community - including scientists, as well as science and nature writers from across the globe - weigh in on what's important to them. Photo by Robert Spurlock.
What’s the latest date that measurable snow has fallen in different parts of the United States? Check this interactive map from NOAA to find your record latest snow.
Humans have been speculating about their existence for thousands of years, but ours is the 1st generation to know, with certainty, that exoplanets are really out there.
The roar of motors, ping of military sonar, bangs and blasts from offshore development are distracting, confusing, and even killing, aquatic animals.
Solar Dynamics Observatory image of the sun captured in 3 different extreme ultraviolet wavelengths.
Telescope technology has come a long way. Here are 4 new amazing machines for observing the universe, both from space and from Earth.
When NASA first started planning the Kepler mission, no one knew if the universe held any planets outside our solar system. Thousands of exoplanets later, the search enters a new phase.
The arcs you see at the center of this Hubble Space Telescope image are created by the light of distant galaxies, distorted to form what’s called an “Einstein ring.”
“I use the Heavens Above astronomy site or the Starry Night app to check on satellites … they are fun to spot.”
The wired Earth of the 21st century is at the mercy of the volatile nature of the sun, says a scientist who studies solar storms.
The super-black feathers of Birds of Paradise absorb almost every last bit of light that strikes them. This black is so dark your eyes can’t focus on its surface.
Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend
Antarctic Milky Way selfie