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leonids
Leonid Meteor Shower 2013: Watch Shooting Stars Light Up The Night Sky This Weekend [VIDEO]
Nov 15, 2013 18:08 PM E
The 2013 Leonids will light up the sky this weekend, but it may be not be the best showing of this annual meteor event. A full moon will wash out the sky, making meteors hard to see. You can watch the 2013 Leonid meteor show on the Slooh space camera.
aurora borealis
Northern Lights Time-Lapse: Stunning Aurora Borealis Display Captured In Sweden [VIDEO]
Nov 15, 2013 15:16 PM E
A stunning time-lapse video of aurora borealis has been captured in Lapland, Sweden, by videographer Chad Blakley. This has been an active season for the northern lights due to increased solar activity.
Deforestation Progression Over a 12 Years
Hi-Tech Google Map Shows Frightening Pace of Global Deforestation
Nov 15, 2013 11:13 AM E
A new map, created with the aid of satellite imagery and Google Maps know-how, reveals a damning picture of 12 years of global deforestation. On the positive side, its images are at such high resolutions that they can be used by local municipalities to shape environmental policy.
Saturn
New Pictures Of Saturn: NASA Unveils Dazzling New Photos That Capture 405,000 Miles Of Space
Nov 13, 2013 16:27 PM E
On Tuesday, NASA released what might be one of the most dazzling pictures of Saturn yet — and we're all in it.
Underwater Drone
Underwater Drones For Sale: 'Roam The Ocean' For Less Than $1,000
Nov 11, 2013 15:07 PM E
It used to be that only the top scientists with deep pockets and film crews could go on a deep-sea expedition. But two inventors in Cupertino, Calif., have set out to change that with a new underwater drone.
6-tailed asteroid
Freakish 6-Tailed Asteroid: Astronomers 'Dumbfounded' By Hubble Telescope Discovery
Nov 08, 2013 17:50 PM E
A "weird and freakish" six-tailed asteroid has been observed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, a first in astronomy. Astronomers believed it could be an asteroid ejecting dust, the result of the asteroid breaking apart. Lead investigator David Jewitt, a professor in the UCLA Department of Earth and Space Sciences and the UCLA Departm...
typhoon Haiyan
Super Typhoon Haiyan 2013: Philippines Braces For One Of The Strongest Storms Ever
Nov 07, 2013 18:09 PM E
Super Typhoon Haiyan, known as Yolanda in the Philippines, is one of the powerful storms ever. With wind gusts of 235 mph, Super Typhoon Haiyan has the potential to cause widespread damage--a similar storm to hit the Philippines in 1990 left 700 people dead.
Earth 2.0
How Common Are Habitable Planets? Astronomers Find Billions Similar To Earth
Nov 05, 2013 11:10 AM E
Astronomers have answered a key question about the nature of our universe: How many earth-like planets are there?
The Galaxy Furthest Away From Our Own That We've Ever Seen
Galaxy 13.1 billion Years Away Shines Brighter than Even Our Own Milky Way
Nov 02, 2013 16:48 PM E
Light traveled more than 13 billion years to tell us the tale of an early galaxy. But we're on the threshold of seeing ones even ten times further away than that one. And we'll use other galaxies as natural zoom lenses to see them.
Dark Universe 2013: New Space Film Gives Invisible, Dark Matter A Leading Role
Oct 28, 2013 15:55 PM E
Mysterious scaffolding of the universe makes a dramatic appearance in new film for planetarium-goers.
Asteroid
Asteroid Defense Plan Overdue, Astronauts Say; UN Now Preparing For Impact
Oct 28, 2013 12:31 PM E
Fears about an "Armageddon"-like space rock collision have prompted the United Nations to create an International Asteroid Warning Group and a plan for deflecting an incoming asteroid.
Heat Wave Patterns
Discovery Of Heat Wave Patterns Offers Lifesaving Advance Notice Of Extreme Weather
Oct 28, 2013 10:48 AM E
Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research have discovered a pattern of heat waves that extends the prediction time for extreme weather from about a week to 15-to-20 days.
canyon of fire
'Canyon Of Fire' On The Sun: NASA Releases Awesome Footage Of 200,000-Mile-Long Solar Ejection [VIDEO]
Oct 25, 2013 18:48 PM E
NASA has released a mesmerizing video of a solar "canyon of fire" which occurred in late September. The video shows a magnetic filament of solar material blasting off from the sun and out of the sun's corona. The canyon of fire video was compiled using satellite data from two days at the end of September.
NASA Satelilte
The Moon Has Faster Download Speeds Than Your Home Computer
Oct 24, 2013 16:59 PM E
NASA just sent a signal from the moon to the earth 207 times faster than the average American can download an iTunes track.
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