A drone armed with a GoPro camera has captured amazing footage of a massive dolphin “stampede” and migrating gray whales. Dave Anderson, the owner of Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching ...
The Hubble space telescope has captured the break-up of an asteroid for the very first time on film. Asteroid P/2013 R3 was detected in September in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter as an unusual, fuzzy-looking object by ground-based telescopes in Arizona. A follow-up observation on Oct 1 with the W.M. Keck […]
NASA is planning an ambitious robotic mission to Europa, Jupiter’s watery moon, where they hope to find some form of life. NASA has allocated $15 million in its proposed budget for next year to develop the robotic mission. NASA’s chief financial officer Elizabeth Robinson said Tuesday that the mission would be launched in the mid-2020s. Robinson said the […]
A wave-like storm hit Australia’s capital eastern and southern suburbs on Wednesday spurring forecasts of “an almighty downfall.” Thunder, lightning and heavy rain accompanied the weather system as it surged up from the south coast.
This new Hubble Space Telescope image of Galaxy ESO 137-001 looks like a dandelion caught in a breeze. The galaxy is zooming toward the upper right corner of this image, in between other galaxies in the Norma cluster located over 200 million light-years away. The galaxy plows through the seething hot intra-cluster gas so rapidly — at nearly […]
An asteroid known as 2014 DX110 will pass today at 4 p.m. ET within the orbit of the moon and earth. The 98-foot-wide space rock (as big as the one that blew up over Russia last year) is expected to come within 216,000 miles of earth (0.9 lunar distances) and is traveling at about 33,200 miles per hour. “In the […]
The FY15 US Government Budget request provides $17.5 billion in discretionary funding for NASA. It prioritizes research and development to lay the foundation for future long-term growth and exploration, as well as the key commercial partnerships that will enable the efficient long-term operation of the International Space Station. The Budget includes: Extending the life of the […]
A beautiful display of dancing lights over the skies of Britain and Ireland.
Thor’s Helmet is a helmet-shaped cosmic cloud about 30 light-years across. The helmet is a interstellar bubble, blown as a fast wind from the bright, massive Wolf-Rayet star as it goes through it’s pre-supernova stage. Cataloged as NGC 2359, the nebula is located about 15,000 light-years away in the constellation Canis Major.
Moonquakes, or “earthquakes” on the moon, are very similar to earthquakes on Earth but are typically less intense. During Apollo missions 12, 14, 15, and 16 (1969–1972), a network of seismometers were installed on the lunar surface. Each seismic station operated continuously from set-up until data collection stopped in late 1977s. When the data was studied, researchers where […]
This image of the Curiosity rover looking back at where it crossed a 3 feet (1 meter) tall dune at “Dingo Gap” on Mars was captured on the 539th Martian day, or sol, of the rover’s work on the planet.
Researchers at the University of Hawaii and the University of Tokyo have fitted sharks with sophisticated sensors and video recorders to measure and see where they are going, how they are getting there, and what they are doing once they get there. The instruments are providing scientists with a “shark’s eye” view of the ocean and allowing them […]
The largest solar flare of 2014 has been recorded by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. The massive X4.9-class solar flare erupted at an expansion velocity of 4.4 million miles per hour from an active sunspot, called AR1990, at 7:49 p.m EST. NASA described the powerful explosion of electromagnetic light and energy as “significant.” The images of the solar flare […]
Icelandic Horses were first brought to Iceland by the Vikings who settled the country in the years 874~930 and are one of the oldest breeds of horse in the world. The Icelandic Horse represents one of the closest links to the first domesticated horses. Developed from ponies, the breed is mentioned in literature and historical records throughout Icelandic […]
The Northern Lights are truly one of natures great wonders.
About 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is water-covered. Oceans make up most of this water, connected as one continuous body holding around 96.5 percent of it. Only about 2 percent of the planet’s water is fresh, with 1.9 percent of the planet’s water locked up in the polar ice caps and glaciers or underground in […]