Millions of people across the United States will cast their gaze upward to watch tomorrow's total solar eclipse as it passes across the breadth of the nation.
That makes last month one of the warmest our planet has experienced since record-keeping began in 1880 Up in the high north, it was unusually cool last month.
Okay, I admit that I don't really know the odds of a snowball surviving in hell. But a new study suggests that's an apt way of describing the chances that 2014 through 2016's record-setting heat was natural.
The Pacific Northwest is sitting under a massive heat dome and a horrible pall of thick smoke from raging wildfires in British Columbia and Washington.
After a very long and strange trip, powerful Typhoon Noru has turned toward Japan. As of Wednesday afternoon in the U.S., the storm's maximum sustained winds were pegged at about 115 miles per hour, putting it in Category 3 territory.
But forecast tracks for Noru are literally all over the map, so it's too soon to tell whether the storm will make landfall there For ten days, Noru meandered aimlessly in the Pacific at no more than Category 1 strength, doing a big lazy do-si-do with a tropical storm but otherwise seemingly going nowhere.
Where the heck did this storm come from?! Seemingly out of the blue, Tropical Storm Emily has spun up off Florida's Gulf Coast and made landfall just south of Tamp this morning. Where the heck did this storm come from?
These intriguing features form regularly in the summer. They may look like mini-hurricanes — but looks are deceiving.
A image acquired by the Juno spacecraft and processed by a citizen scientist reveals the Red Spot in subtly beautiful natural color Back on July 10th, NASA's Juno spacecraft swooped low over Jupiter's Great Red Spot for the seventh time.
Okay, to be more accurate, Cassini produced a noodle. Well, actually, it's a noddle-shaped movie. Sort of...
It has been expected for awhile, and now it has finally happened: Two tropical systems in the Northeast Pacific spun around each other in a kind of cyclonic do-si-do — and then the bigger one ate most of the smaller one.
Actually, it's a sunspot group, and the active region it is tied too let loose an aurora-causing eruption of hot plasma I guess I just can't get enough of time-lapse animations.
On May 12, 2016, when Mars was 50 million miles from Earth, the Hubble Space Telescope turned its incredibly sharp eye toward the Red Planet.
With its vastly improved capabilities, the new satellite has the potential to save the lives of firefighters For decades, satellites have been helping fire managers identify and monitor blazes, based on their smoke plumes and the hot spots they create in infrared imagery.
The month of June by itself was third warmest in records dating back 138 years, according to NOAA The Earth has been cooling somewhat since the epic El Niño of 2015/2016.
While mission scientists were at it, they also produced a spectacular flyover of Charon, Pluto's largest moon The still images of Pluto sent home to Earth by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft in July of 2015 were remarkable enough.
As of Monday afternoon, winds of about 125 miles per hour continued to swirl within Hurricane Fernanda as it churned westward in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
It has been predicted for a long time, and now it has finally happened: One of the largest icebergs ever recorded has broken free of the Larsen C Ice Shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula.
During each of the past three years, something quite bizarre has happened in the central Arctic. No, global warming did not cause some Thing to rise up out of the ice and go on a rampage.
Meanwhile, 2,000 miles to the north, it's fire and ice — as seen by NASA's Terra satellite It's that time of year. Sixty-five wildfires — 20 of them new — are blazing in the United States across some 1,100 square miles of land.