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Saturn’s Swirling Megastorm That’s Bigger Than Multiple Earths

The colored swirls indicate the tail end of Saturn’s massive storm that occurred sometime between 2010 and 2011. Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science East Coasters panicked by this weekend’s oncoming Frankenstorm haven’t seen anything yet. New readings from NASA’s Cassini orbital spacecraft have discovered that a massive maelstrom first spotted on Saturn in 2010 was more intense than initially [...]

The First Objects Created in the Universe?

Image: NASA/JPL These faint objects above, imaged in infrared by NASA’s Spitzer space telescope, may just be the very first objects created in the universe. SPACE.com explains: "These objects would have been tremendously bright," [...]

Black Hole Eating a Star

Image: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Nom nom nom, said the black hole, which was caught eating a star by a team of astrophysicists: Usually when we get to see a star being swallowed by [...]

Another Global Warming Menace: Black Carbon!

[YouTube Clip] Just when you thought that the world is safe from the One World Government that is meeting in Copenhagen, here comes another menace: black carbon. Okay, okay. We know it more commonly as soot, but you have to admit it sounds much cooler when you say “black carbon.” A new modeling study from NASA confirms [...]

Ring Around The Moon

Photo: brian s huff [Flickr] Did you see the ring around the moon last night? If you did and wondered what caused it, Yahoo! Buzz Log has the answer: Though it looked ominous, the shiny ring around the moon last night was actually a rather common weather phenomenon. According to various weather-related blogs across the Buzz, this [...]