Something seems to be stirring in the western Pacific — a quickening that may herald the birth of El Niño.
It’s not every day that astronomers get to witness an asteroid crumbling into a bunch of glowing chunks hurtling through space.
NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of a powerful storm swirling off the coast of New Zealand on March 4.
A nighttime view captured by the Suomi NPP satellite stretching from Western Europe at left to East Asia at right.
A Google Earth image of Sevastopol on the Crimean Peninsula, home of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. (Source: Google Earth) As I’m putting this post together, Ukraine has put its military on high alert, and Russian troops along with other forces have surrounded a number of Ukrainian military bases on the Crimean Peninsula — home to Russia’s Black Sea naval fleet.
Check out this incredible photo of the snow squall just north of Toronto taken from the CTV Toronto chopper pic.twitter.com/z37h7mJ5Go — CTV Toronto (@CTVToronto) February 27, 2014 I was planning to pack it up early today until I saw this amazing Twitpic on Mashable.
As I write this, California is being lashed by rain and wind from a storm bringing much needed moisture — but which also threatens to cause some havoc in the form of mudslides and flooding.
Departure from average temperatures for Feb. 27, 2014, as forecast by the GFS model. (Source: Data/image obtained using Climate Reanalyzer™ http://cci-reanalyzer.org, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine, USA.) Baby, it’s cold outside — again, especially for residents of the Upper Midwest who’ve been beset with repeated Arctic blasts this winter.
Twisted magnetic fields on the Sun suddenly released on Monday, causing a massive flare of radiation that hurled a giant loop of plasma many times larger than the Earth out into space.
Part of Mt. La Perouse in Alaska collapsed last Sunday, creating the massive landslide seen in this photograph shot from a helicopter by Drake Olsen.
The moon’s Hayn Crater, as photographed by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter satellite. The relatively young crater is 54 miles (87 km) in diameter.
Source: International Space Station Expedition 38 crew member Koichi Wakata This image is so beautiful I just had to share it — a sweet piece of visual eye candy to help us all start the week with the right frame of mind.
An animation of images from NASA’s Terra satellite highlights the severity of air pollution in the Beijing area.
A false-color image captured by NASA’s Aqua satellite on Feb. 19, 2014, when ice covered 80 percent of the the Great Lakes.
The surface of Mars near Mawrth Vallis, as seen by the HiRISE camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Dec.
This animation consists of two false-color satellite images acquired before and after recent storms had caused devastating flooding in the United Kingdom.
You read that right. According to a new survey sponsored by the National Science Foundation, about a quarter of American adults evidently have been left behind by the Copernican revolution.
An animation of images from NASA’s Terra satellite captured a year apart shows the effects of California’s drought on mountain snow and the Central Valley, the state’s agricultural heartland.
An Indonesian volcano let loose a massive eruption late on Feb. 13, propelling a mushrooming cloud of ash more than 13 miles high.
Nature has really been dishing out the misery to millions of people on opposite sides of the Atlantic in the past few days.