Leaving Earth Comes with Serious Psychological Risks
The film ‘Aniara’ asks what humans are without our home world.
Weekend Solar Storm May Create Auroras As Far South As Vancouver and NYC
The Sun is getting grumpy again after years of relative peace.
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.
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.
Earth’s Atmosphere Stretches Far Beyond the Moon, Scientists Find
A group of researchers discovered that Earth’s atmosphere extends almost twice the distance to the Moon after analyzing data gathered in the 1990s.
NASA Discovers Second Crater Hidden Under Greenland's Ice
Within a matter of months, NASA has discovered the first subglacial craters known to science. They’re both huge and relatively young.
Scientists Discover the Closest Known Asteroid to the Sun
It's one of 19 asteroids that have been detected within Earth's orbit.
What Happens if the Magnetic North Pole Keeps Rushing Toward Siberia?
On Monday, the World Magnetic Model was updated to account for the north pole’s eccentric behavior, after a delay caused by the US federal shutdown.
European Genocide of Indigenous Peoples in the Americas Cooled Earth’s Climate
Some 50 million Indigenous peoples died during the 16th century, a collapse that caused atmospheric carbon dioxide levels to drop.
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.
Earth's Magnetic Field Almost Collapsed 565 Million Years Ago
Our planet's core probably started solidifying in the late Ediacaran period, which recharged the magnetic field in the nick of time.
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.