Ever wondered what thunderstorms look like from space? Wonder no longer.
A false-color image, taken by the GOES-13 satellite yesterday afternoon (April 17), shows a series of strong thunderstorms in the Midwest. The dark orange of the cloud tops indicate that they are very cold, a marked contrast to the warm, humid air surrounding it. (The warm air can't be seen since it is transparent in this image.)
You can get a new perspective on the sun today (April 18), thanks to a special webcast devoted to our closest star.
The online Slooh Space Camera — which broadcasts footage of the night sky and celestial objects from professional-quality telescopes around the world — will host a free webcast featuring expert commentary and live views of the sun at 3 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT).
Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), APEX (MPIfR/ESO/OSO), J. Hodge et al., A. Weiss et al., NASA Spitzer Science Center
A stunning new image from a giant telescope in Chile shows more than 100 ancient, star-forming galaxies in greater clarity than ever before.
The picture, released today by the European Southern Observatory, represents some of the first observations done by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) — a group of high-powered telescopes arranged on a high plateau in the Chilean desert.
They're big, they're slimy, and they're eating their way across Florida.
The giant African land snail (Achatina fulica) can grow as large as a rat. They live up to nine years and have the annoying habit of eating through stucco and plaster walls for the calcium they need to grow their baseball-size shells.