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There are more cigarette butts in the world’s oceans than any other type of garbage

Cigarette butts have been found to be the most common piece of human trash found in the earth's oceans. Roughly 5.5 trillion cigarettes are produced each year globally and nearly 4.95 trillion of those are cast into the environment, according to the Cigarette Butt Pollution Project.

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Saturn's moon Enceladus sprays saltwater into space from a hidden ocean. NASA's Cassini probe in 2015 "tasted" organic molecules in the water while flying through the icy plume.

NASA ‘tasted’ complex organic compounds in a blast of water from one of Saturn’s moons — and can’t yet rule out the poss...

Enceladus, an ice-encrusted moon of Saturn, hides an ocean of saltwater that blasts ice into space. NASA flew its Cassini spacecraft through the ice geysers in 2015, and scientists detected complex organic molecules. Though not proof of alien life, it's a good sign for the habitability of Enceladus.
The Volvo Ocean Race is one of the world's toughest sailing races.

Two women just made history by winning the grueling Volvo Ocean Race, which is considered the ‘Everest of sailing’

Welcome to the Volvo Ocean Race, one of the toughest sailing races on the planet. Held every three years, the nine-month, 40,000-mile race is a grueling test of will and sailing ability for some of the world's best sailors.
There's an otherworldly, alien world down in the depths of the Gulf of Mexico.

Scientists spent a month exploring the Gulf of Mexico’s deep sea habitats — and the images they brought back are astonishing

NOAA researchers spent close to a month charting the unexplored depths of the Gulf of Mexico.

Alarming photos of the uninhabited island that’s home to 37 million pieces of trash

Henderson Island has never been inhabited by people — and yet, its white sand beaches are home to more than 37 million pieces of junk.
A photograph of Enceladus, an icy moon of Saturn, taken by NASA's Cassini probe.

Saturn’s moon Enceladus hides an ocean — and alien life may have had billions of years to brew there

Deep beneath the icy crust of Saturn's moon Enceladus, our best chance of discovering extraterrestrial microbes is heating up.

These mysterious black pods at the beach hide amazing sea creatures — here’s how to see them

If you find one of these blacks pods, prepare to freak yourself out with this experiment. Skate egg casings are the perfect subjects for a simple biology demo.

The moon’s gravity does not fully explain how ocean tides work

"Every YouTube video I've ever seen about tides, including ones made by smart people, explains tides incorrectly."

NASA has found evidence that an ice-covered moon of Saturn could sustain alien life

Gases found bubbling up through the ocean of Saturn's moon Enceladus may increase humanity's chances of finding extraterrestrial life.