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Pope Francis speaks during his general audience at St Peter's square on May 13, 2015 at the Vatican. (VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope: God Will Judge You On Whether You Cared For Earth

Pope Francis warned the rich and powerful on Tuesday that God will judge them on whether they fed the poor and cared for the Earth, his latest exhortation on the environment ahead of his eagerly-awaited encyclical on climate change and its effects on the world’s most vulnerable.

05/13/2015

An active region on the sun erupted with a mid-level flare, an M8.7 class, on Oct. 21, 2014, as seen in the bright light of this image captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. This image shows extreme ultraviolet light that highlights the hot solar material in the sun's atmosphere. Image Credit: NASA/SDO

Strong Solar X-Ray Radiation Hits Earth, Impacting Some Radio Communication For Entire Hemisphere

As if powerful earthquakes, a small South Pacific tsunami yesterday, and a new undersea volcano off the Pacific coast weren’t enough, today a massive dose of solar radiation was detected hitting earth.

05/05/2015

Astronauts watch the Star Wars prequel in space. (NASA)

ISS Astronauts Watch Star Wars To Celebrate Jedi Holiday

In a meta moment science nerds can only dream of, astronauts at the International Space Station watched Stars Wars Monday to celebrate May The Fourth.

05/05/2015

NASA Earthrise

Earth Day Selfies! Check Out 11 Of The Most Beautiful Images Of Our Planet

Earth Day is just around the corner, so we rounded up some of the most beautiful photos and images of our planet taken from space.

04/20/2015

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Radiant Meteor Shower With Chance For 100 Shooting Stars Per Hour Happening Now

An April meteor shower known for uncommon surges of up 100 shooting stars per hour is on tap for the next few days.

04/14/2015

American Eagle and South African Krugerrand gold bullion is offered for sale at the Chicago Coin Company May 11, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. Inflationary worries today drove gold above $725 an ounce, a new 25-year high. The record for gold was set in January 1980 when it hit $875 an ounce during a two-day buying surge. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Gold Mining May Peak This Year, Collapse By 2035

There may not be much gold and diamonds left for miners, with other metals also running out.

03/31/2015

An asteroid in outer space. (NASA/CBS)

Giant ‘Potentially Hazardous’ Asteroid Hurtling Toward Earth

An asteroid over half a mile wide is set to soar past Earth on Friday, but astronomers say earthlings have nothing to worry about.

03/27/2015

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Celestial Trifecta Friday: Supermoon, Spring Equinox & Solar Eclipse Converge For Rare Event

The week is ending with a celestial trifecta on Friday involving a rare overlap of a supermoon, a total solar eclipse and the start of spring.

03/20/2015

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Astronauts Take In Spectacular Northern Lights From Space

Astronauts on board the International Space Station captured otherworldly photos of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, Tuesday night.

03/18/2015

The zodiacal light is a faint, roughly triangular, whitish glow, seen only in dark night skies, which appears to extend up from the vicinity of the sun along the ecliptic, or zodiac. (Getty Images)

15 Images Capture Eerie Zodiacal Light Show In Night Sky

A strange celestial phenomenon is lighting up the western horizon after sunset during the next couple of weeks.

03/11/2015

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