The astronauts on the International Space Station have a view of Earth that, for the most part, reflects our planet's beauty more than its horror. Above are the "Top 20 Earth Images of 2020" captured by astronauts and selected by the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit at NASA's Johnson Space Center. For more, see the Johnson Space Center's Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.
This map of 63 of Jupiter's 79 known moons is fascinating. There is a cluster orbiting relatively close that includes many of the best-known moons, then a significant dead space before the remainder appear: We start close in to Jupiter showing relatively fast moving inner moons that are generally in the same orbital plane including… READ THE REST
Ever wondered what the true hues of the planets are? They're often enhanced for TV, rendered in monochrome for print, or otherwise imaged in ways that don't quite color in one's memory. Research Scientist Donald Mitchell averaged the colors from "measured spectra", and now you know. This, obviously, doesn't capture how awesome some of these… READ THE REST
Gas from Uranus is being expelled into space at a shocking rate, according to Voyager 2 data compiled by NASA. As Cosmoknowledge explains in this video, the magnetism of Uranus is also changing. And the worst part is that this data is almost 20 years old. Uranus could be even leakier two decades later. Image:… READ THE REST
If there's anything Americans love more than guns, it's grilling. Putting the two together might be the biggest no-brainer in the engineering history of the nation. In fact, it's almost amazing that it took the world's most can-do country over 200 years to come up with one of its most logical extensions ever: the GrillGun.… READ THE REST
A desktop may not seem like a place where chaos ensues. But, when you set up your computer, then start arranging all the other stuff you need on your workspace, it can all turn into a mess pretty quickly. With a keyboard, a mousepad, wrist guards, power chargers, coasters, and more, more, more, there isn't… READ THE REST
If it felt like your phone was buzzing like a device possessed this year with loads of spam calls, spoofed numbers, and time-wasting telemarketers, you are very dishearteningly correct. This year saw a hefty 18% rise in the number of spam calls the average phone owner received, an average of over 28 each month. Just… READ THE REST