Joe Rao

Dec. 17, 2010

Lunar Eclipse Outlook

The night of December 20 will bring a lunar eclipse to the skies over much of North and South America. We'll get viewing tips.

lunar eclipse, moon, space, astronomy

Jul. 02, 2010

Summer Sky Forecast

We'll give you a heads-up on what to watch for in your summer stargazing.

astronomy, stargazing, eclipse, comet, meteors

Jun. 19, 2009

Summer Sky Guide

Summer nights are made for stargazing. We'll get a guide to what to look for in the skies in the months ahead.

space, stars, astronomy

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How Humpbacks Hunt With Bubbles

Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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