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Hubble sees Neptune’s dark storm die

In the 1980s, Voyager 2 discovered a dark storm in Neptune’s dense atmosphere, and now the Hubble Space Telescope is tracking Neptune’s storms. More in this NASA video.

New study: Sea level rise accelerating

Global sea level rise has been accelerating in recent decades, rather than increasing steadily, according to a new study based on 25 years of NASA and European satellite data.

The periodic table song

The complete periodic table of elements … in song! From the guys at AsapSCIENCE, it’s their 2018 version. Enjoy.

Interstellar asteroid’s tumble suggests a violent past

The 1st known interstellar asteroid – ‘Oumuamua – is tumbling chaotically. A new study suggests its tumble resulted from a violent collision.

The Science Love Song

Bizarrely heart-warming, from the guys at ASAPScience.

Where is Elon Musk’s car going?

It was meant to go into an orbit that would take it past Mars, but where’s it going really? Plus, see outer space from the vantage point of Starman, the mannequin in Elon Musk’s red Tesla Roadster, and much more.

Scientists solve a methane puzzle

Since 2006, levels of heat-trapping methane in Earth’s atmosphere have risen sharply. A new study settles a disagreement about the source.

Asteroid to buzz by Super Bowl Sunday

How to watch online as asteroid 2002 AJ129 – a relatively massive, fast-moving asteroid – passes at about 10 times the moon’s distance on February 4, 2018.

View of Mars rover’s journey so far

Check out this sweeping vista on the planet Mars, taken by the Curiosity rover from a mountainside ridge. It provides a look back at key sites visited by the rover since its 2012 landing.

Why space radiation won’t stop human space exploration

Videos and links related to potential health effects to astronauts from space radiation, plus solutions and countermeasures.

Will future landers on Europa sink?

Jupiter’s moon Europa is an ocean world beneath an icy crust, and scientists want to land a spacecraft there. But a new study indicates a surface less dense than freshly fallen snow.

Swollen Seine causing Paris floods

Eastern France experienced unusually heavy rainfall throughout January 2018, and last week the Seine, in Paris, began a precipitous rise. Videos here.

NASA and NOAA: 2017 was record-setting for warmth

NASA says 2nd-warmest year on record. NOAA says 3rd-warmest. Their methodologies differ slightly, but – by both standards – the 2017 results make the past 4 years the hottest yet recorded.

Saturn moon Titan has a sea level

A new topographic map of Titan, plus a new study showing that Titan’s seas lie at an average elevation – a sea level – just as Earth’s do.

Meteor lit up Michigan night skies

A brilliant fireball lit up skies in the U.S. state of Michigan Tuesday night and caused the equivalent of a magnitude 2.0 earthquake.

Supercomputer insights on mysterious black hole jets

Scientists used the Blue Waters supercomputer to show that a black hole’s relativistic jets and accretion disk both may be spinning – and precessing over time – around an axis separate from the black hole itself.

Drone recon finds ancient Silk Road irrigation system

Scientists used drones to map a previously-unknown, 1,600-year-old irrigation system that allowed farming in arid northwest China, one of world’s driest climates.

Our Milky Way as a “melting pot”

Where do stars we see at night come from? Newly confirmed streams of stars – thought to be coming to our Milky Way from other galaxies – suggest not all Milky Way stars were born here.

Scientists expect 1st direct black hole image soon

In 2018, scientists hope to obtain the 1st-ever direct image of a black hole’s event horizon. They’re targeting the 4-million-solar-mass black hole at the heart of our Milky Way.

A 3D journey through the Orion Nebula

Astronomers and visualization specialists at NASA have just released this unprecedented, 3-dimensional, fly-through view of the Orion Nebula, a nearby star-forming region.