Even more shocking is that no one saw it coming.
Our moon may have been the product of multiple mini-moons merging after several objects crashed into Earth and dissolved into bits and pieces.
The planet Earth and the moon were photographed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter currently on the red planet.
A California-based company is too far ahead in the thinking game. It wants to help you be prepared in the face of a global catastrophe. Vivos Group has massive fortified shelters where the one-percent may buy space and live out the rest of the apocalypse.
Solar power has become cheaper than coal in some parts of the world. And statistics show that in less than a decade, it will be the lowest-cost option almost anywhere in the globe.
When exactly that leap second will be added depends on your time zone.
The Earth has been continuously surprising scientists about new discoveries that help humans get to know their home planet. One of the latest mysteries that have been discovered is the "hidden river" of molten iron found to be running through northern countries such as Alaska, Canada, and Russia. How come it has only been discovered now?
Snow falls on the hottest region on Earth for the second time in living memory. Although the Sahara Desert has been recorded to be more moist than it currently is, this is still the first time in the last three decades that snow has been seen falling in the region.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has successfully launched a new satellite that will study the Earth's inner magnetosphere by passing through the Van Allen radiation belts.
Scientists from the University of Leeds and Technical University of Denmark discovered what appears to be jet stream moving at more than 40 kilometers per year within the Earth's molten core under 3,000 kilometers of rock.
While burst of solar flares are constantly hitting Proxima B, Dimitra Atri also said that it could still host life if it has an atmosphere similar to Earth.
Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have identified another way to help reduce rising global temperatures, by injecting light-reflecting particles in a process called solar geoengineering.
Limiting the effects of global warming has taken a toll on a number of industries around the world. It remains one of the challenges the world is facing today. So some scientists have a risky plan: geoengineering.
Scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and three of its partner universities have made amazing discoveries that will help better understand the nature and behavior of heat and energy in the ionosphere.