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If the Moon Were Destroyed What Would Happen to our Planet?

Our moon is a remarkable thing. Not only does it illuminate the night sky it also affects the Earth in various others ways, and without it, we would …

Astronomy

It’s been a turbulent start, but Juno is now delivering spectacular insights into Jupiter

There was much excitement when the Juno spacecraft successfully arrived at Jupiter in July, after a five-year journey through the solar system. A …

Astronomy

Space Could Leave You Blind, And Scientists Say They've Finally Figured Out Why

20/20 to 20/100 in 6 months.<p>A mysterious syndrome has been impairing astronauts’ vision on the International Space Station, causing untreatable …

Record Supermoon and 9 More Can't-Miss Sky Events in November

Starstruck<p>Get ready to see lunar pairings, meteor showers, and more this month.<p>The coming month brings the roaring lion of meteor displays, dazzling planets, and plenty more reasons to look up at the night sky. You’ll even have the chance to catch the most impressive supermoon in nearly seven …

The ethics of colonizing Mars

Elon Musk, inventor and CEO of SpaceX, recently shared his vision to build the first human city on Mars within a decade. For the cost of a home, The Interplanetary Transport System would take you and 100 tons of cargo to the Red Planet.<p>In 2013, the Kepler spacecraft found nearly 40 billion …

Sustainability

Remembering the Craigheads, Pioneers of Wildlife Biology

At dawn on Sunday, September 18th, a blanket of clouds hung over the tawny grass mountainsides around Missoula, Montana. The cottonwoods had begun to turn yellow. On the south edge of town, in the home that the retired wildlife biologist John Craighead had occupied with his wife, Margaret, for six …

How Do We Know The Shape Of Our Galaxy?

<i>How do we know the shape of our galaxy?</i><p>Well, we don’t know it particularly well, that’s for sure. Because we’re sitting within the Galaxy, we don’t have a particularly helpful vantage point to see the rest of the Galaxy. We can take great images of other galaxies. Because we’re at quite a distance …

How to Be Environmentally Conscious When You're Young and Broke

You don't have to spend your paycheck at Whole Foods to help save the planet.<p>The number of environmental challenges facing the planet is daunting: There's climate change. Ocean acidification. Plastic pollution. Food wastage. The list goes on and on and on. And while plenty of young people want to …

Check out these eerie, mesmerizing images of Mars

While Americans were celebrating the Fourth of July, Mars was quietly celebrating its spring equinox. And a team of space photographers were ready to …

Pull Quote

Scientists say a dead whale on a desolate beach and a skeleton hanging in a high school gym are a new species. Yet experts have never seen one alive.<p>Like many good mysteries, this one started with a corpse, but the body in question was 24 feet (7.3 meters) long.<p>The remains floated ashore in June of …

Marvel at Nasa's gorgeous travel posters advertising the best sights in the Universe

Nasa recently unveiled a gorgeous set of travel posters advertising the most exciting sights in the Universe as it revealed a $19 billion budget …

Posters

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NASA peers into huge hole in the sun

While you might think the sun has pretty much just one weather pattern – blistering and violent with a chance of radiation poisoning – it can …

Interplay of magnetic fields and gravitation in the Orion Nebula leads to star development

Space bears witness to a constant stream of star births. And whole star clusters are often formed at the same time – and within a comparatively short …

NASA saved the Kepler space telescope from a critical error last month - ExtremeTech

By on May 5, 2016 at 3:16 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope is the …

Film Reveals Oregon’s Dirty Logging Secrets

Changing Planet<p><b>By Natalie Bennon, Pacific Rivers</b><p>If you’ve ever been to Oregon, you probably think of us as a green state – a utopia filled with people who recycle, ride bicycles, and hike and fish in healthy forests filled with clear streams. But when it comes to our forests and rivers, how real is …

Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

NASA Retro Space Travel Illustrated Posters

The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) had fun designing a series of posters for an imaginary tourism space office. These retro illustrations …

What Are Gravitational Waves, and Why Should You Care?

<b>The short answer:</b><p>Gravitational waves are an important prediction of Einstein's general theory of relativity, published a century ago. Because this theory changed the way we understand the nature of space, time, and gravity, it also fundamentally changed our perception of how we fit into the …

Gravitational Waves

Earth - What is the point of saving endangered species?

In 1981, mountain gorillas were at rock-bottom. Confined to a small mountain range in central Africa, with humans encroaching on their habitat bringing poaching and civil war, their population was estimated at just 254. They would all have fitted into a single Boeing 747.<p>Today things look a little …

2016 February 4 - Dwarf Planet Ceres

<b>Dwarf Planet Ceres</b> <b><br>Image Credit & License:</b> NASA, JPL-Caltech, UCLA, MPS,DLR,IDA - <i>Composition:</i> Justin Cowart<p><b>Explanation:</b> Dwarf planet Ceres is the …

The Moon's Two Sides Look So Different Thanks To 4.5 Billion-Year-Old Physics

If you’ve ever looked up at the brightest and closest celestial object in the night sky, our Moon, you’ve probably noticed how <i>different</i> some parts of it appear to be from others. And if you’ve ever taken a look at it through a telescope, especially if it’s not in its full phase, you’ve very likely …

Astronomy

This Video Explains Rocket Science Using Only The 1,000 Most Common Words

This is awesome.<p>Rocket science is hard, but you know what's harder? Trying to explain it using nothing but the 1,000 most commonly used words in the …

From Yucatan to Arizona, from Sonora to New Mexico: the return of the jaguar

Saving the Yucatan jaguar will entail the survival of forests, wetlands, caves and underground river systems whose clean, lime-rich waters are are …

New Mexico

The infinite, quotable wisdom of Carl Sagan

His quotes and insights are all over the internet, but here’s why you should really care about Carl Sagan.<p>Today, 9 November 2015, a chorus of voices on this pale blue dot we call Earth are paying homage to the late, renowned American scientist, Carl Sagan. It would have been his 81st birthday.<p>Much …

NASA has figured out how Mars was stripped clean of water

What happened to Mars’ atmosphere? NASA thinks it knows.<p>Around 3.7 to 4.2 billion years ago, the red planet’s atmosphere was the same size or bigger than the Earth’s, but today it’s about 100 times thinner than on our planet. The answer, it turns out, is blowing in the wind.<p>Solar winds, to be …

Particles

The Most Endangered Species in the USA

On a daily basis, we constantly hear news about different forms of road accidents, either because of some stupid drivers who recklessly drives their …

Walkie-talkies

Our Home Galaxy: The Milky Way

Every now and again I sit back and think, “We live in a galaxy. A <i>galaxy!</i>”<p>Just being able to think that, and know it’s true, leaves me in awe. …