The view of Earth from orbit is never the same – from minute to minute, day to day, year to year. To celebrate 15 successful years of the Earth Observing System, we’ve collected 15 impressive, awe-inducing
Science & InnovationNo Place Like Home 3 Minute Read National Geographic’s Dan Vergano contributed reporting to this story, as well as writing and editing. If I could post it with a shared byline, I would!
The last 12 months saw some out-of-this-world achievements and incredible firsts – from explorations on Mars to landing on a comet. But there was tragedy too. More amazing image galleries of the year:
MagazineGenius What we can see is only a tiny fraction of what exists. To catch the first glimpse of the shadow universe around us, scientists are learning to detect the other stuff: dark matter and dark
Intelligent life in our Milky Way Galaxy may have gotten a gigantic head start, say astronomers who confirmed the detection of low-mass, rocky planets around a star that’s at least 11.2 billion years or