Baltic Sea Turned into 'Mirror' in Photo from Space
Scandinavia Glows in Space Photo
July 22nd, 2014
Scandinavia and the southern Baltic Sea light up in a new photograph taken from the International Space Station in June. The picture gives a detailed view of the coastline and delicate barrier islands.
Read More »
Is Antarctica Really Getting Icier? New Study Sparks Debate
Antarctic Sea Ice
July 22nd, 2014
Recent satellite data suggests that Antarctica's sea ice is expanding even as the Arctic heads toward an ice-free future. But a new study argues that much of the trend is a glitch in the data, not a real observation.
Read More »
Bill Nye Still Bringing Science Alive with Humor
Bill Nye gave a lecture this weekend in New York City about the beginnings of his well-known TV show, evolution and the future of space exploration.
July 21st, 2014
Bill Nye the Science Guy gave a lecture at Irving Plaza in New York City on the beginnings of his popular kids' TV show and the future of space exploration.
Read More »
Astronauts Begin 9-Day Mission ... Under the Sea
Two aquanauts at work on the seafloor as part of NEEMO 18
July 22nd, 2014
Four astronauts traded in their spacesuits for scuba gear yesterday (July 21) and embarked on a nine-day mission at the bottom of the sea as part of NASA's Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) project.
Read More »
Your Cheeseburger Is Leaving a Giant Environmental Footprint
Cows
July 21st, 2014
Eating a burger takes a big toll on the environment, reports one of the most comprehensive studies to date on livestock management in the United States.
Read More »
Earth & Sky: Planets Align During Volcanic Eruption
Ol Doinyo Lengai in Tanzania is the only volcano on Earth that gushes natrocarbonatite lava.
July 22nd, 2014
A sunrise photograph shows an unusual volcano sending ash toward a conjunction of Venus, Jupiter and the moon. Tanzania's Ol Doinyo Lengai is the only active volcano of its kind.
Read More »
MH17 Plane Crash Site Seen from Space (Photo)
A satellite photo of the MH17 crash site.
July 21st, 2014
Satellites have captured images of the scattered debris and charred wreckage where Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 crashed in eastern Ukraine last week, killing all 298 people on board.
Read More »
Iconic Apollo 11 View of Earth Turns 45 (Photo)
A view of Earth on July 16, 1969
July 21st, 2014
The astronauts who first walked on the moon also got some beautiful views of Earth during their journey. A 'Blue Marble' Earth image from July 16, 1969 shows the planet on the day of Apollo 11's launch.
Read More »