Funafuti Atoll, Tuvalu

Funafuti Atoll, Tuvalu

The Pacific island has a storied past in the study of atoll formation and a tenuous future as it adapts to sea level rise.

Published Jul 24, 2024

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Peering into the Pits of Telfer Mine

Peering into the Pits of Telfer Mine

One of the most productive gold mines in Australia lies in the Great Sandy Desert.

Published Jul 23, 2024

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Tagging Along With Palmyra’s Wildlife

Tagging Along With Palmyra’s Wildlife

The remote atoll in the tropical Pacific Ocean is a haven for animals of all kinds, though scientists find that some creatures roam beyond protected boundaries.

Published Jul 22, 2024

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Lightning Storm over Türkiye

Lightning Storm over Türkiye

Flashes of light illuminated the textures of cloud tops during a nighttime storm over the region.

Published Jul 21, 2024

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Earth’s Reflections on the Moon

Earth’s Reflections on the Moon

Fifty-five years after our giant leap, scientists continue to learn about both the Moon and Earth from our celestial neighbor.

Published Jul 20, 2024

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