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A jet flies in front of February's supermoon, also called a "super snow moon."

Tonight’s ‘super snow moon’ will be the biggest and one of the brightest full moons of 2019. Here’s why.

February's full moon, also called a "snow moon," will be the biggest of 2019. That's because it's a perigean moon, or "supermoon," close to Earth.
A set of photos shows the difference between the ice on Switzerland's Rhone Glacier between September 2018 (top) and September 2009 (bottom).

People are using the viral ’10-year challenge’ as a stark warning about what’s happening to our planet

The "10-year challenge" that really matters: how melting glaciers, rising seas, and warmer oceans have already changed our planet in the past decade.
An illustration of Earth and the moon.

The speed of light is torturously slow, and these 3 simple animations by a scientist at NASA prove it

A scientist at NASA animated how long it takes light to travel around Earth, to the moon, and to Mars. The movies show just how slow light can be.
The famous "Earthrise" photo taken by Apollo 8 astronauts during their trip around the moon on Dec. 24, 1968.

Apollo astronaut Jim Lovell, who saw Earth rise over the moon 50 years ago, says ‘you go to heaven when you are born’

"God has really given us a stage on which we perform," said Apollo 8 and Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell. "How that play turns out is up to us."
The famous "Earthrise" photo taken by Apollo 8 astronauts during their trip around the moon on December 24, 1968.

The most famous picture of Earth ever taken turns 50 today — here’s the fascinating story behind it

Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and William Anders photographed "Earthrise" on December 24, 1968. It made Earth look small and fragile.
An illustration of Earth during the December solstice in 2018.

The December solstice is here. Here’s how it works and why it starts winter and summer at the same time.

The winter solstice happens Friday — if you live in Earth's Northern Hemisphere. For the Southern Hemisphere, it's the start of summer.

Employees at TripAdvisor, Oppo and Deliveroo are now involved in ‘food swapping’ – and have saved 25kg of food in 30 days

These mega companies are swapping food items in the office to combat waste.
Pluto is over 4.6 billion miles away, but you can explore it from the comfort of your own computer, right now, thanks to Google Maps.

A little-known feature in Google Maps lets you explore planets and moons in our local solar system — here’s how to find it

Most people just use Google Maps to get directions from A to B, but it can also be used to explore other planets beyond our own.
Apollo 11 astronauts took this photo of Earth on July 20, 1969.

28 iconic photos of the Earth from space that will make you feel puny and insignificant

Carl Sagan, whose birthday is November 9, famously juxtaposed human history as a struggle upon a mote of cosmic dust in his book "Pale Blue Dot."
A satellite view of the Mississippi River in April 2018.

Satellite images reveal humanity’s abusive relationship with Earth’s most precious resource

Here are some of the most telling satellite pictures of rivers (which we sourced primarily from NASA Earth Observatory) and what they reveal about our close and often contentious relationship with vital waterways.