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Solar System
Jul 19, 2013

Saturn's giant moon Titan is dotted with hydrocarbon lakes and seas that bear an uncanny resemblance to bodies of water on Earth. Strangely, though, Titan's lakes and seas...

Oct 16, 2018

Chorus waves are a class of frequency-chirping, whistler-mode plasma waves that are routinely observed in Earth’s near-space environment. Chorus waves play a key role in...

May 4, 2017

The cosmic swirl and slosh of giant waves in an enormous reservoir of glowing hot gas are traced in this enhanced X-ray image from the Chandra Observatory. The frame spans...

Earth
Jul 20, 2018

Oceans cover over 70% percent of Earth’s surface and profoundly influence our planet’s atmosphere, weather, and climate. However, uncovering the many secrets hidden beneath...

Universe
Sep 9, 2003

      Sound waves 57 octaves lower than middle-C are rumbling away from a supermassive black hole in ...       Sound waves 57...

Universe
Apr 6, 2017

goal: demonstrating technology concepts required to detect low-frequency gravitational waves. Gravitational waves are incredibly faint. The magnitude of oscillation is on the...

Oct 18, 2017

On Aug. 17, 2017, weak ripples in the fabric of space-time known as gravitational waves washed over Earth. Unlike previously detected gravitational waves, these were...

Earth, Solar System
Oct 11, 2001

  Planetary Waves Break Ozone Holes   Huge planet-girdling atmospheric waves suppress ozone holes over Earth's northern hemisphere.   ...  ...

Sun
Aug 10, 2016

  WHAT ARE RADIO WAVES? In 1932, Karl Jansky at Bell Labs revealed that stars and other objects in space radiated radio waves. Credit: NRAO/AUI Radio waves have the...

Sun
Aug 10, 2016

shorter wavelengths than visible light. Although UV waves are invisible to the human eye, some insects, such as bumblebees, can see them. This is similar to how a dog can...

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