Eleanor Imster

Take 2 trips around Earth, from space

It’s been 20 years since the launch of the International Space Station. To celebrate, enjoy this video timelapse of 2 trips around Earth, via ISS astronaut Alexander Gerst. Longest-yet timelapse from space!

Pink lunar halo

Photographer Eliot Herman got lucky and captured a pink lunar halo when he was out snapping pictures of Venus before dawn on November 26 in Tucson, Arizona.

Huge 4,000-year-old termite mounds visible via satellite

Researchers have found a vast array of regularly-spaced, still-inhabited termite mounds in northeastern Brazil covering an area the size of Great Britain.

How to watch the InSight Mars landing November 26

On November 26, 2018, NASA’s InSight lander will make its daring descent to Mars’ surface. NASA engineers hope to broadcast word of a successful touchdown at 20:00 UTC (3 p.m. EST), with live landing commentary starting about an hour before.

Here’s where InSight will touch down on Monday

“If you were a Martian coming to explore Earth’s interior, it wouldn’t matter if you put down in the middle of Kansas or the beaches of Oahu … The beauty of this mission is happening below the surface.”

Aurora and Milky Way over Norway

On November 6, Stephen Hanley captured this piece of an aurora beside the Milky Way in the sky over Skulsfjord, Norway. Thanks, Steve!

Merging galaxies fuel mega black holes

It hasn’t been easy for astronomers to peer into the cores of merging galaxies. Dust obscures the view. Now, new research has given astronomers a better look.

Huge meteorite crater discovered under Greenland ice

Researchers have identified a large meteorite impact crater hiding under the Greenland ice. The enormous crater – bigger than Paris – appears to be result of meteor strike just 12,000 years ago.

View from space: Camp Fire burns through Paradise

Satellite image of the area around Paradise, California, on the morning of November 8 shows the Camp Fire when it was only 4 hours old, yet had already burned halfway through the city.

Pine Island Glacier drops another massive iceberg

The giant iceberg – about 3 times the size of Manhattan – broke off from Pine Island Glacier in late October. Scientists say the frequency of such events appears to be on the rise.