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 …

Time-lapse Photography

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

As 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 …

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 …

Life as We Don't Know It? Experts Say It's Possible on Titan

Life as we know it requires water, but could an environment without H2O give rise to life as we don't know it? Scientists say it's theoretically possible, in a place that's as close as Titan, a smog-shrouded moon of Saturn that has seas containing hydrocarbons instead of water. Cornell University …

Astronomy

NASA spacecraft nears historic dwarf planet arrival

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned new images captured on approach to its historic orbit insertion at the dwarf planet Ceres. Dawn will be the first …

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.