Jessica Chow

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Here's what the world will be like in 2045, according to top scientists

The world is going to be a very different place in 2045.<p>Predicting the future is fraught with challenges, but when it comes to technological advances …

Don't Miss the Last Hours of the Gorgeous Supermoon Tonight

Did you happen to look up at the night sky in late October? If you did, you were lucky enough to catch the hunter's supermoon, a full moon that illuminated the night sky and left sky gazers astonished.<p>October's full moon was both a supermoon and a hunter's moon, an event that occurs in the Fall. …

Flight of Fancy: 12 Amazing Birds

Birds are all around, connecting people with nature and adding beauty, sound and color to our world. While this allows us to have a wildlife …

Another Previously Undiscovered Asteroid Just Buzzed Past Earth for the Second Time in Two Weeks

Astronomers have discovered a new asteroid—just in time to catch it as it hurtled past us at less than a tenth of the distance between us and the …

'Galactic fossil' of early Milky Way discovered

<b>(CNN) —</b> At 12 billion years old, Terzan 5 looks pretty good for its age.<p>And for the curious, this living galactic fossil looks nothing like Knowhere, the gigantic celestial head on the edge of the universe seen in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" film. Rather, this fossil is made of gas and stars …

Universe

Space nebula looks like Star Trek's USS Enterprise, says NASA

NASA's Spitzer telescope spots a pair of starships in a beautiful set of nebulae.<p>Far out among the stars, two mighty starships hover in space. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope took an image of far-off nebulae and, like a child looking at cloud shapes, saw two of Star Trek's famous USS Enterprise …

Astronomy

America's modern wild west of Montana and Wyoming is rugged and beautiful - but beware of bears and cowboys

You know you’re in for a holiday with a difference when the local chemist has a sign outside boasting: “We sell bear spray!”<p>Best we stock up... as …

National Parks

Your guide to photographing a meteor shower

Photographing a meteor shower is more like photographing a time-lapse than traditional still photos. You can never anticipate where or when a meteor …

What Causes a Meteor Shower?

The Perseid meteor shower is coming in August, which may put you in the mind to wonder “What causes a meteor shower?”<p>When we see a meteor skirt …

Astronomy