A forthcoming telescope that will observe Earth from space has been renamed in honor of George R. Carruthers, a visionary scientist who designed and built a telescope placed on the moon.
Earth, our home planet, is the 3rd planet from the sun.
After 31 years in orbit, NASA's magnetosphere-studying mission Geotail has come to end after the spacecraft's final data recorder failed.
The spinning, solid inner core of the Earth may be slowing down by a minuscule amount, according to evidence from earthquakes.
The huge amount of water injected by the cataclysmic Hunga Tonga volcanic eruption into Earth's atmosphere last year will temporarily affect the protective ozone layer.
A giant iceberg almost the size of London has broken off the Brunt Ice Shelf in western Antarctica on Sunday (Jan. 22) after years of cracking.
Satellite photos showing poop stains in the West Antarctic snow and ice have revealed a previously unknown breeding colony of emperor penguins.
The Earth's protective ozone layer is recovering thanks to the successful implementation of the Montreal Protocol. But new threats are emerging that might set back the efforts, scientists say.
After years of conflict, a Hawaiian mountain that's home to some of the most important astronomical observatories on Earth finds itself at peace.
A physics student and 'aurora chaser' got a special treat after reserving a cabin in Iceland: A storm surge of green auroras shimmering in the sky just overhead.
The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has been erupting again for nearly two weeks, creating lava fountains and a glow visible with the Landsat 8 satellite.
When solar winds bombard Earth's magnetosphere, they create waves that shouldn't be able to traverse a turbulent region called the shock. New research demonstrates how this appears to happen.
2022 was among Earth's 10 warmest years on record despite cooling La Niña conditions, and rising greenhouse gas concentrations hint that the worst is yet to come.
More rain is on its way to the already drenched western U.S. as forecasters observe two new "atmospheric rivers" form above the Pacific Ocean.
Europe entered 2023 with what meteorologists described as the most intense winter heatwave in history and satellites witnessed it from space.
Satellites are watching as a so-called atmospheric river brings huge amounts of tropical moisture to California, prompting weather forecasters to issue flood-risk alerts.