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April 10, 2019
Scientists have captured the first direct image of a supermassive black hole. The cosmic portrait belongs to the black hole at the center of Messier 87, the largest galaxy we know of, about 54 million light-years away. MUST CREDIT: Event Horizon Telescope collaboration et al.
See a black hole for the first time in images from the Event Horizon Telescope
April 10, 2019 - 11:50am
March 5, 2019
An aerial view of the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf, in Antarctica, in 2017. Scientists are racing to understand what is happening to the ice shelf as the planet warms around it. They are also trying to measure the role of human-caused climate change in weakening other parts of the West Antarctic ice sheet, and to fathom how damaging warming seas and changing wind patterns might ultimately prove to be. (Jonathan Corum/The New York Times)
White House plans to counter climate change 'will erode our national security,' 58 former officials warn
March 5, 2019 - 12:54pm
January 14, 2019
An aerial view of the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf, in Antarctica, in 2017. Scientists are racing to understand what is happening to the ice shelf as the planet warms around it. They are also trying to measure the role of human-caused climate change in weakening other parts of the West Antarctic ice sheet, and to fathom how damaging warming seas and changing wind patterns might ultimately prove to be. (Jonathan Corum/The New York Times)
Ice loss from Antarctica has increased sixfold since the 1970s, research finds
January 14, 2019 - 3:40pm
May 15, 2017
A giant carcass found washed up on a beach in Indonesia’s central Maluku province puzzled locals and authorities trying to identify the massive sea creature. (YouTube/Patasiwa Kumbang Amalatu)
Scientists identify 50-foot creature that washed up on an Indonesian beach
May 15, 2017 - 3:42pm
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