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Felix Baumgartner Jumps From 71,580 Feet

On March 15th, 2012, Austria’s Felix Baumgartner jumped out of a space capsule from an altitude of approximately 71,580 feet (21,818 meters) as the Red Bull Stratos project moved forward into the manned flight stage in...

The Most Incredible Aurora of 2012

In this absolutely incredible image by Jónína Óskarsdóttir, we see an aurora spotted on March 8, 2012, shimmering over snow-covered mountains in Faskrudsfjordur, Iceland. Geomagnetic storms due to coronal mass ejections (CMEs) earlier in...

The Waterfall Island at Iguazu Falls

This stunning rock formation is located at Iguazu Falls. Apparently this particular view can be seen from the lookout on San Martin Island on the Argentinian side of the falls. Iguazu Falls are waterfalls...

Galactic Monsoon

The incredible photograph above was recently featured as the Earth Science Picture of the Day. It shows the Milky Way stretching across the desert sky and a distant monsoon thunderstorm on the horizon. It was...

One Boat and 145 Water-Skiers

154 water-skiers from around the world gathers in Strahan, Tasmania to attempt to set a new world record. To qualify, the skiers had to stay upright for a full nautical mile. Unfortunately nine of...