Originally Published by EarthSky – Today (November 18) at 1:28 p.m. EST (1728 UTC), NASA will launch its Mars MAVEN mission toward the red planet Mars. After decades of tantalizing evidence, NASA scientists want to find out what happened to the water on Mars
Originally Published by EarthSky — October 29, 2012 was a great and bad day for meteorology. Hurricane Sandy – unofficially known as Superstorm Sandy – was making landfall, affecting millions of people along the U.S. Mid-Atlantic and Northeast coasts. It was to be the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, as well as the second-costliest hurricane in United States history.
Originally published by Science Daily – It’s widely thought that Earth arose from violent origins: Some 4.5 billion years ago, a maelstrom of gas and dust circled in a massive disc around the sun, gathering in rocky clumps to form asteroids. These asteroids, gaining momentum, whirled around a fledgling solar system, repeatedly smashing into each other to create larger bodies of rubble — the largest of which eventually cooled to form the planets.
Originally published by EarthSky – NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a new moon orbiting the distant blue-green planet Neptune, the 14th known to be circling the giant planet.
Originally published by New Scientist – This is Tilbury, east of London. It is one of hundreds of forgotten biological treasures in the UK’s “brownfield badlands”. The nation that gave birth to the industrial revolution is now the home of a remarkable wildlife revival on these old industrial sites.
Originally published by EarthSky – The meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia on February 15, 2013 was so powerful that it sent out soundwaves that traveled around the world twice.
– Sea Shepherd crew members were honored in May to host two of rock’s greatest legends, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and Steven Tyler, on board Sea Shepherd’s fleet in Williamstown, Melbourne, Australia.