Erosion Exposes Curving Sedimentary Beds In The Land Of Terror

The harsh terrain of the Tanezrouft Basin earns it an ominous nickname: Land of Terror. A rough wilderness of stone and shifting dunes constantly blasted by relentless wind, this is a land of rugged beauty and geology laid bare. » 3/16/15 2:00am 3/16/15 2:00am

The Himalayas Divide Lush Vegetation From Plants Struggling To Survive

The Himalayan Mountains are a seam on our world, marking a place where continental plates are slamming into a new land. But they're more than that: they also mark the boundary between different climates. That is made explicitly clear in this false-colour satellite image. » 2/21/15 4:15pm 2/21/15 4:15pm

This lost satellite could trigger a deadly Gravity-style debris field

Envisat is a dead 8,100 pound satellite that scientists now say is at high risk of triggering a catastrophic cloud of cascading space junk similar to the one portrayed in Gravity. » 2/20/14 4:00pm 2/20/14 4:00pm

NASA releases a model of last year's devastating Tohoku-oki tsunami

Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of the largest earthquake in Japan's recorded history — the quake responsible for triggering the massive and deadly Tohoku-oki tsunami. The animation up top, released yesterday by NASA, shows the tsunami's motion across the Pacific basin in the 22 hours following the… » 3/12/12 9:00am 3/12/12 9:00am

Behold 10 years' worth of breathtaking images of Earth

The European Space Agency's Envisat is the largest Earth Observation spacecraft ever built, and on March 1st, it celebrated its tenth anniversary in low Earth orbit. » 3/06/12 7:15am 3/06/12 7:15am