Watch the 2017 hurricane season unfold | Science News

Smoke, sand and sea salt interact with hurricanes and other weather patterns from August to November 2017 in this supercomputer-powered visualization of atmospheric currents recently released by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Read more: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/watch-nasas-mesmerizing-new-visualization-2017-hurricane-season Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Video Rating: / 5

Cassini’s timeline to destruction | Science News

On September 15, 2017, Cassini’s time in the cosmos will come to an end. Here is a play by play of how it’s all going down in the next few days. Read more: https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/science-ticker/titan-flyby-cassini-saturn-collision Our story on the mission’s final moments: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/rip-cassini-saturn-nasa NASA’s end of mission timeline: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/grand-finale/cassini-end-of-mission-timeline/ Cassini’s past exploits: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/the-journey/timeline/#launch-from-cape-canaveral Our past coverage

Two neutron stars collide | Science News

Two neutron stars orbit one another and spiral inward until they merge in this animation. The collision emits gravitational waves and a burst of light. Rumors suggest that LIGO may have detected waves from such a collision. Read more: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/rumors-swirl-ligo-snagged-gravitational-waves-neutron-star-collision Video: Goddard Space Flight Center/NASA Video Rating: / 5