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Visit strange new worlds with NASA Visualization Tool

Visit strange new worlds with NASA Visualization Tool

Planning an exotic vacation during the summer? Look no further because NASA’s interactive Exoplanet Travel Bureau is now offering virtual trips to Earth-size planets beyond our solar system. Thousands of exoplanets lie outside the solar system but since they are light-years away, …Continue reading

Rare Celestial Event Set to Begin as Lunar Eclipse Coincides With Super Moon

A rare celestial event last reported in 1866 is occuring today. Called Super Blue Blood Moon, the event features a full lunar eclipse that coincides with the Moon passing the point in its orbit that is closest to Earth. A super moon …Continue reading

Oil, Gas Industry Biggest Contributor to Rise in Atmospheric Methane, NASA Study Confirms

The bulk of the recent rise in atmospheric methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is linked to emissions from the oil and gas industry, a new study led by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) scientists suggests. Methane emissions in the atmosphere …Continue reading

If Temperature Rises by Two Degrees, a Fourth of Earth’s Land Will Be Arid by 2050, Study Suggests

Over a quarter of the world’s land will dry up if the atmospheric temperature rises by two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels in the next three decades, the upper limit for the global average temperature rise set by nations under the Paris …Continue reading

NASA’s Cassini Gives Us One Final Look at Saturn

The Cassini spacecraft ended the last leg of its journey by showing scientists on Earth a final look at Saturn and its rings. The spacecraft took a series of images which were assembled into a mosaic by NASA imaging scientists. Using its …Continue reading

Scientists Predict Increase in High-Magnitude Earthquakes in 2018

The periodic slowing down of the Earth’s rotation may be an early warning for increased global seismic activity, argues a paper presented at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in October. Based on this finding, the researchers predict an …Continue reading