earth

star systems

Astronomers Peer at a Young Star System That Is Strikingly Similar to Our Own

DM Tau has its own asteroid belt, and may be developing its own versions of Earth and Neptune, too.
Becky Ferreira
3.18.19
galaxies

Hubble Captures Image of Galaxies Colliding 230 Million Light Years Away

The picture is a preview of the impending collision between the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies in four billion years.
Becky Ferreira
3.12.19
china

Chinese Cave Graffiti Contains 500 Years of Climate Data

For the first time, researchers find a direct link between historical cave inscriptions and geochemical records.
Emiko Jozuka
2.3.19
auroras

Scientists Solve the Mystery of Why the Northern and Southern Lights Don't Match

A leading explanation for the different patterns seen in Earth’s northern and southern auroras has been ruled out.
Becky Ferreira
2.3.19
moon rocks

How an Ancient Rock Carrying Earth’s Oldest Known Crystals Ended Up on the Moon

"Big Bertha," a lunar rock that was picked up by Apollo 14 astronauts, originated on Earth 4.1 billion years ago, according to a new study.
Becky Ferreira
1.25.19
earth

Geologists Show Tasmania and the Grand Canyon Were Connected on Ancient Supercontinent

Rocks from Arizona’s Unkar Group and Tasmania’s Rocky Cape Group were likely part of the same formation 1.1 billion years ago on the supercontinent Rodinia.
Becky Ferreira
10.26.18
climate change

Human-Driven Climate Change Is Literally Making Earth ‘Wobble’

As the planet warms, ice loss at the poles—especially in Greenland—is having an effect on polar motion.
Becky Ferreira
10.3.18
video

Watching Popcorn Pop at 30,000 Frames Per Second Might Make You Cry

Turn your sound up and take in its majesty.
Samantha Cole
9.23.18
extinctions

Earth's Deadliest Mass Extinction Was Driven by Toxic Volcano Plumes

Mother Earth can be crueler than Thanos when she wants to be.
Becky Ferreira
8.28.18
shifting tides

Preparing for Japan's Next Tsunami

The island nation’s new warning system will broadcast qualitative alerts like takai and kyodai ("high" and "huge") during future Pacific megathrust earthquakes, to better urge people to evacuate before the waves come.
Matthew Komatsu
8.26.18
nasa

We Need Three Planets to Keep the Human Race Alive, NASA Scientist Says

Humans are using Earth's resources in a completely unsustainable way.
Jason Koebler
5.29.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Neil Armstrong's Bag of Moon Dust Is Going Up for Auction

After being stolen, lost, and snapped up by a private citizen, the historic space artifact is now expected to sell for at least $2 million.
Drew Schwartz
5.23.17
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