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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. 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 [...]

What If the Earth Had Rings Like Saturn?

(YouTube Link) This computer-generated animation by Roy Prol imagines the Earth as a ringed planet, such as Saturn or Uranus. First, it addresses the orientation of the rings, and then shows what they would look like from various places around the world, day and night. In Scientific American, John Matson writes that Earth may have once [...]

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 [...]