Oklahoma Earthquake: Twitter Users Report “Roaring” Noise

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit Sparks, Oklahoma on Sunday, November 6, another in an odd series of quakes that have increased in number since February 2010, and the largest recorded earthquake in Oklahoma history. Three sections of Route 62 buckled as a result, and the earthquake could be felt “in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, northern Texas …

A Time-Lapse View of Earth Aboard the International Space Station

The above is a fantastic time-lapse video of our planet taken by the crews of expeditions 28 and 29 aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The largest artificial body in low-Earth orbit, the International Space Station, or ISS, can often be seen with the naked eye. I know, because I’ve seen it. According to Wikipedia, …

The Ends Of The World: Solar Flares

It’s unlikely that solar flares will ever kill us. That may be an odd way to begin an “Ends of the World” post, but it’s true: so long as the Earth’s magnetosphere remains stable, we’re fine. Then again, that’s the catch, isn’t it?

Our Sun, The “Benevolent Monster”

In five days, what has been called a “benevolent monster” will turn to face Earth. A region of the sun containing “dozens of sunspots, including one that is the size of 17 Earths,” will, like the Death Star taking aim at the Rebel Alliance’s base at Yavin IV, slowly point toward our planet within the …