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Coastal areas in the mid-Atlantic region, like here in Chesapeake, Virginia, could see floods several times a week within 30 years, researchers say. Credit: JoMo333/ The lawns of homes purchased this year in vast swaths of coastal America could regularly be underwater before the mortgage has even been paid off, …

The Earth is blanketed by a magnetic field. It’s what makes compasses point north, and protects our atmosphere from continual bombardment from space by charged particles such as protons. Without a magnetic field, our atmosphere would slowly be stripped away by harmful radiation, and life would almost certainly not exist …

  Some stars can be the size of a planet, others can be more than 1400 times bigger than the Sun. Different types of stars are shown to scale in this European Southern Observatory visualization.  

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft sends its love this Valentine’s Day with photos of Saturn’s beautiful rings, moons and polar vortex.  A composite of 21 photos of Saturn and its beautiful rings, captured by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft on Oct. 28, 2016. The Cassini-Huygens mission — a joint collaboration led by NASA, the …

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