Ever wanted to see how far apart the Earth and the Moon are? Well, now you can

It’s not exactly accurate, but it’s a dazzling display.

The Earth whispers in a low hum that’s now been recorded for the 1st time underwater

This planet is restless to its core.

NASA records 20 years of changing seasons in new global map

The ebb of 20 years worth of seasons condensed in 2.5 minutes.

The Ever-changing and Skepticized Van Allen Belts

Each of the two belts surrounds the Earth in a sort of doughnut-shaped formation.

Ancient cosmic collissions between small bodies could explain quirk of early solar system formation

Early Earth could have lost as much as 40% of its mass during collisional growth.

Follow the last 30 years of humanity shaping the planet through the eyes of Google’s Timelapse

Bird’s eye view.

Power lines over Lake Pontchartrain elegantly demonstrate the curvature of Earth

Set, Game, and Match, flat-earthers!

Uranus has a magnetosphere that turns on and off every day

Not all planets are as lucky as Earth.

Why 7.5 billion people on Earth is bad news

We are legion!

Silica rains helped form Earth’s crust four and a half billion years ago

Talk about hailstone, right?

What’s the tallest mountain in the world? Hint: it’s not Mt. Everest

Earth is not a perfect sphere, so the answer to what’s the tallest mountain in the world will surprise you.

Earth’s oxygen has been emigrating to the Moon for billions of years, study finds

Who wouldn’t?

Microorganisms can survive in space and on other planets, safe behind dried-up biofilms

Worry and excitement, all in one paper.

A whole new branch of life could have evolved and died off on Earth 2,4 billion years ago

There’s no proof. But the conditions were right for it to happen.

Earth might have had 20 moonlets before they coalesced to form *the* Moon

Our humble satellite just got a heck of a lot more interesting.

The Earth is spinning slower, making the days longer and longer

Tick tock.

Scientists coax bacteria towards silicon-based life

Silly bacteria, carbon-based life is best life!

A new model to explain the Moon’s weird orbit suggests a much more violent genesis

It doesn’t answer everything — but it’s a good point to start from.

Oldest oceanic crust might have been part of the Tethys Ocean 340 million years ago

An ancient oceanic slab buried beneath the Mediterranean sea might revise textbooks.

Over-consumption is more deadly to Earth’s wildlife than climate change

We use so much of everything so fast that it’s literally killing the planet.