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Listen as Saturn and its moon interact

Spacecraft observations reveal plasma waves moving from Saturn to its rings and its moon Enceladus. Researchers converted a recording of the plasma waves into an audible cosmic whoosh that you’ll enjoy.

Asteroid 2017 YE5 turns out to be double

Asteroid 2017 YE5 swept by Earth in late June. Turns out, it’s a double asteroid, with both bodies almost identical in size and not touching – only the 4th such object ever detected.

Geyser and Milky Way

Milky Way over Biscuit Basin, in Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park .

See it! Crepuscular rays

Those beams of light shooting out from the horizon or down from the clouds are called crepuscular rays, or sunrays. Beautiful, mysterious and very noticeable.

July sunrise

Yesterday’s sunrise over the Potomac River at Fort Hunt, Virginia.

Heads up on July 2019 total solar eclipse

A 5-minute video from the European Southern Observatory on the 2019 eclipse in South America and the South Pacific. Eclipse map, and more.

T. Rex couldn’t stick out its tongue

You’ve seen the picture: a fearsome T. Rex, baring its teeth, tongue stretching out of its mouth. But new research says there’s a problem with this classic image. Dinosaurs couldn’t stick out their tongues.

Chaotic clouds of Jupiter

Juno captured this image of swirling cloud belts and tumultuous vortices in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere during the spacecraft’s 13th close flyby of Jupiter in May.

Scientists listen to ocean bubbles

A research team recorded the sound of methane bubbles seeping from the seafloor off the Oregon coast, with the aim of using acoustics to identify – and perhaps measure – this important greenhouse gas in the ocean.

Dust from Africa spreads into the Americas

This past weekend, a massive dust cloud from Africa’s Sahara Desert swept across the Atlantic and caused hazy skies across Texas, Mexico and parts of Central America.