Ah, rarity. We like it so. A blue moon won't appear again until 2018, and in wildfire areas it might appear to be red, because the particles thrown into the air by fire affect the color spectrum.
A little more than a week after the intrepid New Horizons made its brief but historic rendezvous with our solar system's favorite dwarf planet, NASA is already revealing some stunning images and data from Pluto's surface. Now, NASA experts are saying that the protoplanet is more exciting and more mysterious than they ever expected.
It looks like the planet Earth is going to need a bigger family tree... NASA recently announced that their planet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope (KST) has discovered the most Earth-like planet ever seen - the latest addition to a list of 12 exceptionally promising and potentially habitable worlds.
How have our expectations changed in the last 15-20 years? One of our writers talks about microbes, what we've learned from the Southern Ocean, and space explorations in our near future.
The intrepid spacecraft New Horizons is a mere one-million miles away from Pluto, and as it draws ever closer, it's getting a never-before-seen view of the mysterious dwarf planet's rough and rugged surface.
The intrepid spacecraft New Horizons is a mere one-million miles away from Pluto, and as it draws ever closer, it's getting a never-before-seen view of Charon, the dwarf planet's largest moon. Now experts, for the first time, are able to see that the icy world is marred by miles of craters and intriguing trenches, hinting at what my lie below.
On Earth, opals often form near hot springs. Also, microbes could possibly be found within opals.
The intrepid spacecraft New Horizons is just about a week from its historic rendezvous with the beloved protoplanet known as Pluto. However, this past weekend the missions' primary investigators lost contact with the deep-space probe. Now, NASA reports that the craft is back in business, and will be ready for 'the big day' fast approaching.
Leaf lettuce can be kept alive with red and blue targeted LEDs.
Sprite phenomena, found 25 to 50 miles above thunderstorms--may have to do with gravity and the atmosphere.
It's no secret that Titan is spotted with lakes and even seas of liquid methane. And while the seas of this moon have their own magic, it was the lakes that always had experts scratching their heads. Unlike with craters and glacial paths on Earth, the formation of lakes on Titan was a complete mystery, until now.
Scientists have recently discovered that the Moon is engulfed in a permanent, lopsided dust cloud that could affect future space travel, a new study says.
Using the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have found the best evidence yet of a long-sought type of star - the earliest stars.
For the last decade, astronomers have struggled to figure out what was causing the mysterious massive cyclones seen on Saturn. Now, new research has revealed that multiple small thunderstorms are to blame.
Last November, a little lander called Philae left the side the Rosetta spacecraft to make history as the first manmade robot to alight on the surface of a comet. The trouble was, soon after the lander slipped from Rosetta's sight, it was never heard from again. Now, nearly eight months later, the lander is finally calling home, reassuring fretting scientists that it's awake and doing well.