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Satellites and space probes have a unique way of putting humanity in its place: by turning a lens on planet Earth and its pockmarked moon. We all live on a tiny rock that's hopelessly lost in the cosmic void.
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.
On August 1, we’ll have consumed more resources than the Earth can regenerate in a year — here’s how you can reduce your ecological ...
Earth Overshoot Day is the day each year when humans have consumed a year’s worth of the planet’s natural resources. In 2018, it falls on August 1. If everyone lived like US residents, we would need five earths to meet our annual consumption. Want to reduce your ecological footprint? Here's how.
The total lunar eclipse would look stunning from the moon — Earth’s sunrise and sunset will connect in a ring of fire
The longest total lunar eclipse or blood moon in a century will happen overnight on July 27. From the moon, Earth will look like it's surrounded by a ring of fire, with its sunset and sunrise connected in a loop. A NASA animation shows what Earth's glowing red ring might look like.
The longest total lunar eclipse in a century is about to happen — here’s how Earth will color the moon blood-red
A total lunar eclipse or blood moon will happen overnight on July 27. The eclipse will be colored orange-red due to sunlight passing through Earth's atmosphere and bouncing off the moon. The event is slated to last nearly 1 hour 43 minutes — the longest in about a century.
How big of an asteroid does it take to damage cities, states, countries, and the planet? On the fourth-annual World Asteroid Day (Saturday, June 30), we take a look at estimates from NASA, Purdue University's "Impact Earth" simulator, and other sources.
This year's June or summer solstice happens on June 21, 2018. It's the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere and marks the start of summer. Here's how Earth and the sun align to cause the celestial event, and also to drive our planet's seasons.
China launched two microsatellites, called Longjiang-1 and Longjiang-2, to the moon in May. One of the spacecraft took stunning new photos of Earth and the moon with a Saudi Arabian camera system. The photos show Earth against the black void of space.
A little-known feature in Google Maps lets you explore our local solar system — here’s how to visit Mercury, Venus, and other planets and ...
Most people just use Google Maps to get directions from A to B, but many people might not know that Google Maps can also be used to explore other planets besides Earth.
Scientists discovered a fossil of a giant penguin with a body length of around 150 centimetres.