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This South Pacific island could help us understand how fungi evolve
From fairy inkcaps to netted stinkhorns, a new survey catalogs more than 200 species of fungi on the French Polynesian island of Mo’orea.
The march of the penguins has a new star: an autonomous robot
ECHO is watching over Emperor penguins in a long-term effort to assess the health of Antarctica's ecosystems.
This kilonova could have created the first-ever extragalactic ‘sonic boom’
A collision between two neutron stars is emitting mysterious X-rays—and astronomers are getting closer to pinning down the source.
These sophisticated bacteria communities assemble in tie-dye formation
Researchers have found that biofilms can create concentric patterns using a mechanism thought to only be used by plants and animals.
A probe destined for Mercury ended up rubbernecking Venus
The BepiColombo snapped a selfie during a rare double-flyby, when two spacecrafts passed near Venus within 33 hours.
See Mars through Perseverance’s eyes
The images show us full-color glimpses of the planet’s ancient past
Check out the first images of Mars from China’s Tianwen-1 probe
China’s first mission to Mars entered orbit this week.
Rare ‘blue jet’ lightning spotted and photographed from space
Thunderstorms happen above the clouds, too.
In perfect conditions, rainbows can come alive at night
They’re called moonbows, y’all.
Peer inside the solar system’s largest canyon
Valles Marineris is bigger than the Grand Canyon many times over.