Clouds are not usually the most enthralling part of nature. But in the late spring and summer, weather conditions conspire to create noctilucent or ‘night-shining’ clouds, high-altitude clouds that glow with an electric-blue hue long after the Sun has set. Read more >>
This beautiful map shows an average of all of the available cloud observations acquired between July 2002 and April 2015 from the Aqua satellite. The shades of blue represent the cloudiness of our planet. Read More >>
The seismic waves from the Nepal earthquake were registered 8,000 miles away, all the way in the US – though this is completely normal. The story behind the incredible stations that monitor the world's vibrations is one worth knowing.
Yesterday was Earth Day, a globally-recognised day of awareness for recycling and hybrids and all the good stuff. To celebrate, the European Space Agency released this rather wonderful image of our special planet on its special day. Read more >
This trippy orb isn't the result of a misspent youth. Instead, it's the fruits of complex computer simulations that use the speed of seismic waves from earthquakes to visualise the existence of subterranean structures far beneath our planet's surface. Read more >