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10 Most Incredible Volcanic Eruptions Seen from Space

Image: NASA Dangerously hot ash spewing forth from a volcanic vent and lava traveling at great speed down a mountainside and incinerating everything in its path is not something most people would want to witness from close up. Yet, seen from the calmness of space, volcanic eruptions take on a whole new identity. Image: NASA/JSC …

The Continuing Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Photo: Miki Yoshihito In their search for extraterrestrial life, scientists monitor radio waves, probe distant planets and search Earth’s nooks and crannies for evidence of alien life. Thousands of urban legends about strange, saucer-shaped aircraft, encounters with little green men, and alien abductions refuse to die while conspiracy theories continue to grow. Unfortunately we have …

The Incredible Beauty of the Orion Nebula

Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center The Orion Nebula is one of the brightest in the night sky and lies south of Orion’s Belt. It is 1344 (plus or minus 20) light years away and is the closest huge star formation area to earth. As such, it is the most photographed in the night sky …

10 Dazzling Photographs of the Night Sky

Photo: Stephane Vetter The Second International Earth and Sky Photo Contest, of 2011, has some incredible images, not the least the winner of this year’s first prize in the “Beauty of the Night Sky” category. Stephane Vetter captured the magnificent, deep, ghostly green glow of the Northern Lights and Milky Way over Iceland. Photo: Thomas …

Has Evidence of Alien Life Been Discovered Inside Meteorites?

Photo: Image Courtesy: Max Plank Institute for Solar System ResearchDeep Space 1 image of Comet P/Borrelly with jets of gas and dust Whether life beyond Earth exists has been a greatly debated topic for many years. But when a scientist at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center claimed to have found fossil evidence of alien life …