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The Earth's magnetic field is anchored by the north and south magnetic poles.

Earth’s magnetic north pole is moving too fast for experts to keep up. Now scientists might know why.

Scientists have modeled the jerks inside our planet's core that cause magnetic north to go haywire. Accurate models of magnetic north inform our GPS.
A reusable water bottle is key.

13 ways to help the Earth that sound hard but aren’t

There are little steps you can take every day to help the environment. Here are some easy ways to make a positive impact on Earth.
Consider turning off your car instead of leaving it in idle.

12 easy things you can do to help the Earth

Helping the environment doesn't have to take a lot of time and effort. Here are little things you can do to help the Earth.
A view of Africa taken by Apollo 11 astronauts on July 20, 1969.

The first day of spring is finally here — for about 90% of us. Here’s why equinoxes mark the changing of seasons.

The spring or vernal equinox happens at 5:58 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Here's how Earth and the sun work together to change our seasons.
A "spacecraft selfie" taken by SpaceIL's Beresheet lunar lander on the way to the moon.

The world’s first private lunar lander just took a selfie with Earth on its way to the moon

SpaceX rocketed a small Israeli robot called Beresheet toward the moon on February 21. Ahead of a lunar-landing attempt, it took a selfie photo.
Astronaut Anne McClain plays with a plush Earth toy inside SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule. The vehicle docked to the International Space Station on March 3, 2019, marking the first arrival of a human-rated commercial spaceship at the football-field-size laboratory.

SpaceX launched a plush toy Earth on its new Crew Dragon spaceship. Now supplies of ‘buddy’ are dwindling across the planet.

Celestial Buddies, which makes a fuzzy Earth doll, said it was shocked to see its inventory sell out after SpaceX rocketed one of the toys into orbit.
The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long.

The Grand Canyon is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. Here are 13 things you might not know about it.

The Grand Canyon is one of the most well-known US national parks and one of the most visited attractions in the country.
The moon as seen by astronauts in space.

Earth’s air supply may reach nearly 400,000 miles into space — so far that the moon constantly flies through it

Our planet's gases reach so far into space that they envelope the moon. The discovery could help astronomers refine deep-space observation data.
A jet flies in front of February's supermoon, also called a "super snow moon."

Tonight’s ‘super snow moon’ will be the biggest and one of the brightest full moons of 2019. Here’s why.

February's full moon, also called a "snow moon," will be the biggest of 2019. That's because it's a perigean moon, or "supermoon," close to Earth.
A set of photos shows the difference between the ice on Switzerland's Rhone Glacier between September 2018 (top) and September 2009 (bottom).

People are using the viral ’10-year challenge’ as a stark warning about what’s happening to our planet

The "10-year challenge" that really matters: how melting glaciers, rising seas, and warmer oceans have already changed our planet in the past decade.