Eleanor Imster

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.

Storm on the way

Developing storm in the sky over Canyonlands National Park, Utah.

Was moon created from proto-Earth magma?

A new study suggests that our moon formed from a splash of magma when a large object crashed into a proto-Earth covered in a fiery ocean.

Two airplane glories, half a world apart

Liz Dunster caught a photo of an airplane glory during a flight over North Carolina. Karthik Easvur caught a glory over India and provided a video!

Researchers find water in samples from asteroid

Researchers have discovered water in tiny dust particles from asteroid Itokawa. Japan’s Hayabusa spacecraft brought the asteroid dust to Earth in 2010.

The strangest crab that has ever lived

Meet Callichimaera perplexa, the platypus of crabs. It’s a 95-million-year-old extinct species that, scientists say, will force us to rethink the definition of a crab.

Researchers find icy corridor on Saturn’s giant moon

While searching for the source of methane on Saturn’s large moon Titan, researchers found a completely unexpected corridor of methane ice wrapping nearly halfway around the moon.

Insight lander captures sunrises, sunsets on Mars

Sunrises and sunsets on Mars, captured by the camera on NASA’s InSight lander.