It’s official: 2020 has tied with 2016 as the hottest year on record, despite La Niña cooling conditions occurring across the equatorial Pacific in the latter half of the year. The numbers for both years came in so close from the major climatological organizations that the data from NASA mightread more

NASA’s high-flying SOFIA telescope has detected the presence of water on the sunlit surface of the Moon.  This development may make manned missions to our closest neighbor all the easier, as astronauts bound for the lunar surface won’t have to lug as much of the heavy yet supremely vital substanceread more

  Earth, at least for now, is the most habitable planet that we’re aware of, having been home to lifeforms for nearly the entirety of the planet’s existence, now boasting a complex and diverse biosphere that is (probably) the envy of the Solar System. But while it’s not hard toread more