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NASA provided this image showing the dark side of the moon as it passes by a sunlit Earth. (NASA)

New NASA Images Show Dark Side Of The Moon Crossing In Front Of Sunny Earth

NASA gave us earthlings a view of the dark side of the moon Wednesday that we would never have been able to see from the ground.

08/05/2015

New Horizons captures Pluto's icy atmosphere (NASA)

NASA Discovers Eerie-Looking Veil Of Ice Haze Floating Over Pluto

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has given humanity a spectacular new look at Pluto, with each photo divulging fresh information about the mysterious icy world 4.67 billion miles away from Earth.

07/24/2015

Kepler-452b (NASA)

Earth 2.0? NASA’s Kepler Mission Finds New World In Habitable Zone 1,400 Light Years Away

NASA’s Kepler Mission may have found our cousin with the confirmation of the first Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star.

07/23/2015

An asteroid in outer space. (NASA/CBS)

Asteroid Passing By Earth May Be Worth $5.4 Trillion

An asteroid that could contain trillions of dollars’ worth of precious platinum is set to zoom past Earth Sunday.

07/19/2015

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) during early trading on October 14, 2014 in New York City. I  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Markets Brace For 61-Second Minute To Make Up For Earth’s Slowing Rotation

The average minute will briefly gain an extra second Tuesday, to make up for the earth’s slowing rotation, and stock exchanges around the globe are bracing for it.

06/29/2015

A substantial coronal mass ejection blew out from side of the Sun, giving us a great view of the event in profile (June 17-18, 2015). We caught the action in the 304 Angstrom wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light. The video clip covers about four hours of the event. While some of the plasma falls back into the Sun, a look at the coronagraph on SOHO shows a large cloud of particles heading into space. Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA.

Massive Solar Flare Reported, X-Ray Radiation Blacks Out Some Radio Communiction While Solar Storm Also Hits Earth

A sunspot erupted this afternoon creating a powerful solar flare bathing earth in electromagnetic radiation, and causing temporary disruptions in some radio communication, according to SpaceWeather.com, while a solar storm continues to rage.

06/22/2015

(photo credit: Jeffrey Schaub)

Remote Bay Area Geysers Important Source Of California Green Energy Also Produce Small Earthquakes

It’s the single largest power-generating operation of its kind on the planet and is an important part of California’s green energy portfolio. But hardly anyone in the Bay Area knows what it is or where it is.

06/16/2015

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Summer Solstice, Father’s Day 2015 Align To Give Dads Sunniest Day Of Year

Dads, get ready for almost 15 hours of sunlight on the longest day of the year this Sunday.

06/15/2015

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

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