Eleanor Imster
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See Beresheet spacecraft’s impact site on moon

NASA released before and after images of the spot on the moon where Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft crash-landed on April 11.

Spring versus winter

Alessandra Cailotto took this photo of flowers peeking through the snow in northern Italy on May 7. She wrote, “Spring vs winter: 1-0.”

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Video: Fly over Curiosity’s route on Mars

Follow the route of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover, as it moves to a new part of Mount Sharp, into an area scientists call the “clay-bearing unit”.

Gray and white pattern, with smaller black blobs.

Shrinking moon might be generating moonquakes

The moon is shrinking as its interior cools. As it shrinks, its crust wrinkles and cracks, forming “thrust faults” that, according to a new analysis, generate moonquakes.

A man standing ankle-deep in brown water in a wetland grove of trees.

The oldest known tree in eastern North America

Scientists say a bald cypress tree in the North Carolina wetlands is at least 2,624 years old.

Undersea diver in front of a large ray.

Giant devil rays’ secret birthing zone?

The discovery of dozens of pregnant giant devil rays tangled in fishing nets in Mexico’s Gulf of California could mean the endangered species has an unknown birthing zone there, says a new study.

Stunning ISS pass above Rome

The International Space Station passing over Rome’s city lights on April 30, 2019.

Clouds that look like ocean waves

They’re called Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds, aka billow clouds or shear-gravity clouds, and they look like breaking ocean waves.

Arsenic-breathing life discovered in Pacific

Arsenic is a deadly poison for most living things, but new research shows that microorganisms are breathing arsenic in a large area of the Pacific Ocean.

Eta Aquariid meteor over Indonesia’s Mount Bromo

Eta Aquariid meteors and the Milky Way over Mount Bromo.