Deep in the heart of alien worlds, crystals form under pressures up to 40 million times more intense than the atmospheric pressure on Earth, and as much as 10 times more intense than the pressure in our planet’s core.
European scientists looking for some of the oldest ice on the planet have homed in on a particular spot in Antarctica , where they will drill more than 1.5 miles (2.7 kilometers) below the surface of the ice.
Stacks of perfectly balanced large rocks in Israel’s Negev Desert appear to defy gravity, but a good shake could send them tumbling.
The sun’s corona constantly breathes wispy strings of hot, charged particles into space — a phenomenon we call the solar wind .
Even an extremely dead apex predator deserves a beautiful view of the night sky — particularly one that reminds them of home.
The mummified remains of a high-ranking official named Khuwy were discovered in a colorful tomb that dates back 4,400 years.
A violent conflict between English colonists and Native Americans almost 400 years ago grew into a war that ended with the near extermination of an entire Indian tribe.
In eastern Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, poisonous “pumpkin toadlets” use their vivid colors to warn off predators.
A NASA space observatory called TESS has, for the first time, detected a planet orbiting a star with visible starquakes.
The bizarre shapes and diverse colors seen in some of Saturn’s moons may now be explained, with the help of data taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft before it plunged to its doom.