Click on this arresting photograph of Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano, shot from orbit, and then see if you can make out a series of white structures on the summit.
Every once in awhile, a kind of hole blows out in the Sun's atmosphere — a "coronal hole," as it is called.
Last Thursday marked the anniversary of a significant event in human history: the Apollo 12 Moon landing on Nov.
NASA is out with its monthly analysis of global surface temperatures, and the verdict is unsettling: This past month positively obliterated the previous record for warmest October.
I spotted this stunning image on Instagram this morning, and I just had to share it. Make sure to click on it to see an enlarged version.
The first of several monthly climate analyses for October is out, and the news is sobering: Global average temperature across the land and seas skyrocketed compared to previous Octobers, shattering the previous record for warmth set just last year.
Ice was in the news quite a lot last week. There was, for example, the news that Antarctica could be gaining, not losing, ice, at least for now.
Waiting for El Niño hasn't exactly been like waiting for Godot. Even so, it sure feels like we've been waiting awhile for the predicted weather impacts to show up unequivocally.
You read the headline right: There is indeed a "hole" in the Sun. To be more precise, there's an area where the density of plasma in the solar atmosphere, or corona, is much lower than the surroundings, creating a dark splotch on the Sun's face.
After posting earlier today about Cyclone Chapala, I wasn't intending to do another one — until I spotted the unusual animation above over at the blog of the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies.
As NASA's Cassini spacecraft dove toward Enceladus on October 28, its cameras captured a trove of visual data — and today, the first images have reached home.
Here comes another one, this time in the Arabian Sea. Last week we had Hurricane Patricia in the Pacific, with surface winds that topped out at 200 miles per hour — the highest reliably-measured surface winds for any tropical cyclone on record.
The "ozone hole" over Antarctica grew 22 percent this year over 2014 — finishing out the season as the fourth largest since the start of the satellite record in 1979.
Bombogenesis! Don't you just love that word? I sure do. It refers to what might also be called a "meteorological bomb" — the very rapid intensification of a mid-latitude cyclone.
The coastal mountains where Hurricane Patricia made landfall on Friday, Oct. 23 helped shred the powerful storm as it sped inland.
At 2 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, a NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft flying into the heart of Hurricane Patricia took measurements indicating that surface winds in the cyclone were blowing at about 190 miles per hour at the surface.
Huge swaths of Indonesia are burning, blanketing a wide region in thick palls of smoke that threaten the health of millions of Southeast Asians.
I simply could not resist using the word "zombie" in my headline for this piece. (I'm convinced that I was a New York Post headline writer in a former life...) But honestly, I think it's legit in this case.
The first detailed science about Pluto revealed by the spectacularly successful New Horizons mission has just been published.
Back in August, a respected NASA scientist told the LA. Times that conditions in the Pacific Ocean were pointing toward the potential for a "Godzilla El Niño." Meanwhile, a science blogger for the NOAA nicknamed it "Bruce Lee." Time has proved them right.