Alia Hiner

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Earth - Epic timelapse of spewing volcano

A stunning timelapse of Chile's Calbuco volcano erupting.<p>Quiet for 42 years, the volcano began to erupt on the 22 April 2015, and has erupted multiple times in the space of a few hours.<p>The Calbuco volcano is one of the most active in Chile, but its eruption took officials in the area by …

Geology

What are those bright spots? As Dawn nears Ceres, mystery remains

As<p>NASA’s Dawn spacecraft gets ready to enter orbit around Ceres -- the first dwarf planet visited by a satellite -- mission scientists are using new images to try to understand strange and surprising features on its icy surface.<p>Dawn will enter orbit on March 6 studying the surface of the dwarf …

Astronomy

Astronomers Find a Dusty Galaxy That Shouldn't Exist

A object from the very early universe is bafflingly rich with dust that theory says shouldn't have formed yet.<p>Peering back in time to find the very earliest objects in the universe, an international team of astronomers has discovered a galaxy that shouldn't be there at all.<p>The problem, the …

Universe
Astronomy

Pluto Is Actually Bigger Than Earth, If You Include Its Atmosphere

It's the only fair way to do the comparison, really.<p>And this is a conservative estimate: Pluto's atmosphere could actually be even bigger than it's shown in the image above. We'll have to wait for New Horizons to get there later this year to find out for sure.