Mars and Earth will get closer to each other than they have been in the past 15 years. The event will take place throughout the month of July as a result of a unique phenomenon known as a 'perihelic opposition.'
Space June 18, 2018
NASA is currently focused on missions that will send humans to the Moon and Mars. A survey, however, revealed that Americans think NASA should instead focus on studying climate change and monitoring asteroids that may crash into Earth.
Space June 7, 2018
A video showing the moon falling to Earth looks like it came from a movie, but no editing was done to it by Daniel Lopez, the photographer who recorded the footage. Here's the explanation for the amazing and scary scene.
Earth/Environment June 7, 2018
Days on Earth are getting longer due to the moon's effects on how to Earth spins on its axis. However, it will take some time before days are recalculated to 25 hours.
Space June 5, 2018
An asteroid crashed into the Earth's atmosphere over Africa just hours after it was first spotted. Should there be concerns that a bigger, more destructive asteroid will impact the planet without being detected?
Space June 4, 2018
The Earth looks amazing in pictures taken from space by GOES-17, which was launched by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on March 1. The weather satellite was able to take the stunning images despite a cooling system malfunction.
Space June 1, 2018
An astronaut decided to order pizza while his space shuttle is on its descent to earth. The astronaut recalled the story after the screening of the National Geographic documentary, "One Strange Rock".
Space May 30, 2018
The asteroid that led to a mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs also had consequences on Earth's climate. For 100,000 years following the impact, temperatures rose dramatically.
Ancient May 25, 2018
The Earth’s first supercontinent is said to have rapidly emerged from the ocean 2.4 billion years ago. The sudden appearance of landmass led to climate change that eventually led to the Great Oxygenation Event.
Earth/Environment May 25, 2018
China took what it described as a major step toward being the first in the world to set up a communication satellite from the ‘dark side of the moon.’ The country launched a relay satellite named Queqiao or Magpie Bridge on May 21.
Space May 22, 2018
New research claims that Garnet, not magnetite, is stealing iron from the Earth’s crust. The researchers think that’s why Earth isn’t as red as Mars.
Earth/Environment May 21, 2018
Earth just had its 400th consecutive warmer-than-average month due to global warming in April 2018. This April was also the third warmest April on record.
Earth/Environment May 17, 2018
The MarCO CubeSats accompanying the InSight lander headed to Mars wanted to check if the journey is going well, so it snapped a photo of its antenna. But there were a couple of photobombers.
Space May 16, 2018
NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission spacecraft has uncovered a new form of magnetic reconnection in a more turbulent region of the Earth's outer atmosphere. Researchers say the discovery could lead to an understanding of the properties of the universe.
Space May 10, 2018
Scientists were able to finally characterize the solar Rossby waves that had been the subject of debates for 40 years. The team found that these waves are similar to the Rossby waves that control weather condition on Earth.
Space May 10, 2018
Scientists are still trying to figure out the precise causes that triggered bouts of global cooling, which then turned Earth into a snowball 700 million years ago. Two researchers have a new theory.
Earth/Environment May 9, 2018
Flat Earthers can now explain why we never fall off the edge of the Earth. Remember those portals in 'Pac-Man'? Yup, that’s how it works, they say.
Earth/Environment May 2, 2018
Researchers confirm that the longest straight line on Earth by sea without hitting land begins in Pakistan and ends at Russia. They also found the longest straight line by land without hitting the water.
Earth/Environment May 1, 2018
Some people are concerned that the Earth's magnetic poles will flip soon. A newly published study reveals that the current magnetic field is fine and that the pole reversal won't happen for some time.
Earth/Environment April 30, 2018
The origin of water is still a big mystery. A new experiment suggests that the Earth’s water could have come from asteroids that hit the planet during its early life.
Space April 26, 2018
Earth was caught by surprise after a football-field-sized asteroid skimmed the planet. It was not detected until hours after it had passed by Earth.
Space April 17, 2018
Venus will shine brighter than usual all throughout this month. Make sure your binoculars are ready — check out this nightwatch guide to know when to get spectacular views.
Space April 16, 2018
Massive amounts of sulfites and bisulfites in lakes during the Earth’s early years may have helped set the stage for the planet’s early prebiotic milieu.
Earth/Environment April 11, 2018
Theories regarding early Earth's climate suggest that it had extreme weather, from fiery temperatures to ice age cold. This new research could show that other planets may be able to host life.
Earth/Environment April 2, 2018
A new research suggests that proto-Earth had water even before the collision that led to the Moon’s formation. This fresh theory contradicts common proposition that Earth’s water came after the meshing of elements with Theia.
Space March 29, 2018
'Mad' Mike Hughes finally did it and he is glad that it's done. He propelled himself using a homemade rocket to prove his theory that the Earth is flat and it's shaped like a frisbee.
Space March 28, 2018
In a new video, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson proves the Earth is really spherical in shape and not flat. He cites several proofs ranging from an ancient Greek experiment to modern cosmological studies.
Space March 11, 2018
What makes the discovery of Ice VII inside a diamond so important? It could help us understand the way the Earth really works from the inside.
Earth/Environment March 10, 2018
A tiny diamond extracted from the Cullinan Mine in South Africa contains a chunk of rare mineral from 700 kilometers below the surface. It has never been seen above the ground until recently.
Earth/Environment March 8, 2018
David Bowie onced asked if there’s life on Mars. Well, according to a new study published in PNAS, it’s possible Mars harbors life despite its conditions.
Earth/Environment February 27, 2018
An international team of scientists concluded that a massive comet crashed into the Earth 13,000 years ago. The event supposedly created firestorms around the world, with the dust clouds blocking the sun and eventually leading into a mini ice age.
Ancient February 5, 2018
The Earth's north and south magnetic poles are due for a reverse. The last time it shifted was some 780,000 years ago in a Laschamp event. Can human race survive this kind of pole reversal?
Space January 31, 2018
NASA tagged 2017 as the second hottest year since 1880, second to 2016. However, without taking into account the effects of the El Niño phenomenon, 2017 would be considered the warmest year on record.
Earth/Environment January 23, 2018
Asteroid Bennu-bound OSIRIS-REx took an amazing photo of the Earth and the Moon from 5 million kilometers away. It is just one of the many stunning photos of our planet from space.
Space January 4, 2018
Waves created by the solar eclipse of August 2017 provide brand new information about the Earth, Sun, and Moon. What did its discovery reveal to MIT researchers?
Earth/Environment December 26, 2017
Scientists now have evidence that there was life on Earth before 3.5 billion years ago. The confirmation comes in the form of microfossils in a nearly 3.5-billion-year-old rock discovered in Australia.
Earth/Environment December 19, 2017
Scientists were able to record the Earth's hum from the ocean floor for the first time. The observations may help researchers decipher the reason and source for the mysterious phenomenon.
Earth/Environment December 10, 2017
Elon Musk, the visionary CEO and founder of Tesla and SpaceX, wondered if people who believe that the Earth is flat also thought the same of other planets. The Flat Earth Society responded, but its answer raised more questions instead.
Earth/Environment November 30, 2017
The plan of 61-year-old limousine driver and self-taught rocket scientist 'Mad' Mike Hughes to use his homemade rocket to prove that the Earth is flat has hit a snag. However, the dangerous mission will still push through.
Earth/Environment November 26, 2017
Scientists claim that there will be more major earthquakes in 2018 compared to this year. According to new research, the number of devastating earthquakes is connected to a slower Earth rotation speed.
Earth/Environment November 20, 2017
NASA released a time-lapse animation showing how Earth changed in a span of 20 years. The remarkable collection of images shows that Earth is indeed a unique living planet.
Space November 19, 2017
Researchers from 184 nations have issued a letter warning mankind about the impending environmental disaster Earth faces if immediate action is not taken. The letter has also urged developed nations to be more proactive.
Earth/Environment November 14, 2017
The origin of life is one of the biggest questions scientists have been trying to answer. Now, some chemists believe a chemical called DAP may be the link to explain the beginning of primitive Earth.
Ancient November 7, 2017
NASA is getting close to finally finding the mysterious Planet Nine, as Caltech researchers have presented new evidence for its existence. NASA also reiterated that Planet Nine, Nibiru, or whatever people want to call it, will not collide with Earth.
Space October 16, 2017
Biologically produced graphite found in 3.95-billion-year-old sedimentary rocks in Labrador, Canada, could be the oldest evidence of life on Earth. What are the implications of the discovery?
Earth/Environment September 30, 2017