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9 awe-inspiring caves around the world

National Parks

The world's largest telescope just got bigger (thanks to Ireland)

The biggest telescope in the world is getting an extension in Ireland. That's the location of the latest station in LOFAR, a network of …

SpaceX Will Try To Land Three Rocket Boosters At Once

Following the Falcon Heavy liftoff, a triple whammy<p>Since April, SpaceX has been landing rocket boosters like it's no big deal. Droneship landings, land landings, whatevs. But the <i>Orlando Sentinel</i> reports that later this year, SpaceX is going to step up its game by trying to land three first stage …

Earth's tides can trigger earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault

Deep below the surface, along the fault, however, there are hundreds of thousands of tremors called low-frequency earthquakes, which occur routinely in areas where the planet's brittle crust is getting weaker and softer.<p>Gravitational tugs from the moon and the sun don't just cause the rise and fall …

Earth Science

Why This Summer Is So Hot—And Why the Future Will Be So Much Hotter

A massive heat wave stretching from sea to shining sea is hitting the U.S. this week, promising temperatures well above 100°F in large swaths of the …

Picture of the Day: Jupiter From ‘Below’

Seen above is a polar stereographic projection by NASA that shows the south pole in the center of the map and the equator at the edge. It was …

Are We Alone In The Universe?

<i>Despite being extremely unlikely, is there a possibility that Earth is the only planet in the universe with life? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Viktor Toth, IT pro, part-time physicist, on</b> …