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What do the colors of the northern lights mean? NASA shares stunning photos of aurora from space Watch

Image of The beautiful colors have inspired many legends and theories about their meaning. However, scientists say it's just the different gasses and altitude that determines the colors.

NASA has released some beautiful images of the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights, captured from space. The pictures show ... continue reading


Bad Omen? Green comet appears in the sky on New Year's Eve, is it a sign of things to come? Watch

Image of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková will pass close to Earth in February, but will also fade and become difficult to see by then.

A comet is becoming visible in the northern hemisphere and may reach naked-eye brightness in the days ahead. The comet, ... continue reading


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A warning: California to run out of water within 20 years, food production to collapse Watch

Image of A farmer surveys his field, left barren by drought, partly natural, partly man-made.

There is nothing in the universe as important as water. Without it, nothing we know of can live. This cosmic understanding is appreciated ... continue reading


Supervolcano shows signs of imminent eruption, 500,000 endangered, first eruption in 39,000 years Watch

Image of The Campi Flegrei supervolcano is showing signs of imminent eruption.

An Italian supervolcano is showing signs of new activity consistent with approaching eruption. Should the volcano erupt, it could imperil ... continue reading


What is this creature lurking in the depths? Geologists stumble upon shocking discovery Watch

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Dumb luck led a group of geologists to what the Greeks once called a "chimaera." LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The chimaera, or ... continue reading


It's not a hole, but it's still scary -- Scientists take their first look at the BANDA RIFT, a crack in the earth over 20,000 sq mi in area! Watch

Image of The 2011 tsunami in Japan was caused by a massive quake similar to what scientists expect from the Banda Rift.

Scientists are expressing concern that an exposed fault on the Pacific sea floor could rupture, causing catastrophe, particularly in the ... continue reading


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Massive earthquake to strike California tomorrow? Watch

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Tomorrow morning, a massive quake will shake California. It will initially register between 7.4 and 7.5 on the moment magnitude scale, the ... continue reading


Have they discovered a lost city in Antarctica? Pyramid is offered as evidence Watch

Image of Is there a mysterious pyramid in Antarctica? Evidence of an ancient civilization?

Some people are claiming that a massive city is buried under the ice in Antarctica, and they say that have the evidence to prove it. ... continue reading


New priests to learn about global warming as part of formation Watch

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In the United States, global climate change is a hot topic. Particularly among Catholics who tend to be politically conservative. American ... continue reading


The Green Pope warned us but no one listened - Now the devastation of nations is upon us Watch

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The Green Pope, Pope Benedict XVI, is known for his conservation and call for carbon-neutral states - but too few have listened and the ... continue reading


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