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On maiden voyage, Boaty McBoatface identifies significant culprit in rising sea levels

Boaty McBoatface has gone where no autonomous vehicle has ever gone before — and come back with answers. The little submarine that could has found a link between increasing Antarctic winds and rising sea temperatures. The robotic sub earned its…

Moon and Saturn from nightfall to dawn

As darkness falls on June 18, 2019, notice the bright “star” near the moon. It’s not a star. It’s a planet, Saturn. You can see the moon and Saturn together from nightfall or early evening until morning dawn.

This Striking Climate Change Visualization Is Now Customizable for Any Place on Earth – Gizmodo

When University of Reading climate scientist Ed Hawkins released his warming stripes visualization for the globe last year, people freaked (in a good way). The minimalist graphic stripped out unnecessary clutter and told the story of global warming in blue…

When their star-birthing days are over, galaxies retire to oblivion

All things must end. Even galaxies. And when it’s time for the Milky Way to go, it will be quite a show — at least, if humans are still clinging to this planet in a few billion years. Someone may…

Will climate change kill everyone — or just lots and lots of people? – Vox.com

Is climate change going to end human civilization for good, and so soon that we may as well not bother saving for retirement? That’s the theory put forward in a recent viral Vice post: “New Report Warns ‘High Likelihood of…

There's a lump on the moon that's 5 times bigger than Hawaii's Big Island

There’s something buried deep beneath the moon’s surface. It’s massive — about five times the size of Hawaii’s Big Island — and it’s having a significant impact on the moon’s gravitational field. The thingie lies in the heart of the…

Who owns the night sky?

The last thing you probably think about when gazing up at a starry sky is who owns it. After all, it’s you and me, right? Let’s get on with wishing and dreaming and being inspired to do impossible things. But…

US astronomers speak on SpaceX Starlink satellites

The American Astronomical Society – chief organization for US astronomers – said it is in conversations with SpaceX about the impending launch of 12,000 Starlink satellites. The astronomers worry the satellites will interfere with their work of understanding the universe.