There are at least 200 billion stars in our galaxy, and perhaps even a greater number of planets. Now a new study suggests there could be an additional 50 billion rogue planets, not orbiting any ...
Welcome to daylight saving time 2019! This researcher argues that we’d be better off if we moved to daylight saving time year-round. In my research on daylight saving time (DST), I have found ...
They used the ALMA telescope to observe a slow outflow and a high speed jet from a newly forming star. These two streams appear misaligned and were apparently launched from different parts of the ...
Scientists have debated whether the dinosaurs were already in decline before a massive asteroid impact finished them off 66 million years ago. New research shows they were thriving in their final ...
Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of the award-winning EarthSky radio series almost since it began until it ended in 2013. Today, as Lead ...
Stay overnight on an Antarctic ice shelf, and you might feel the shaking from thousands of tiny quakes as the ice re-forms after melting during the day. In these areas we would record tens ...
Scientists used the measured velocities of 44 globular star clusters to measure the mass of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. The Milky Way weighs in at about 1.5 trillion times the mass of our sun.
“A squeal of distress will go flying across America … It’s all those clocks, being twisted an hour forward, away from the natural time they were born to show.” Insights on time from ...
A new idea might solve a decades-long scientific mystery about why some Antarctic icebergs are tinged emerald green rather than the normal blue. Help EarthSky keep going! Please donate what you ...
Watch an endangered right whale mom and her baby interact with a group of curious dolphins. The video was shot via drone by NOAA researchers. Help EarthSky keep going! Please donate what you can ...
Have you ever heard of snow rollers? We hadn’t either. They’re like the snowballs people roll to make snowmen. But, instead of people, nature rolls them. The freshly fallen snow on the ...
Joseph Cavallo captured this image in Florida on February 28, 2019. He wrote: Drove 40 miles west of Miami on a gorgeous clear night to attempt to catch the Milky Way, started playing with some ...