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The Danakil Depression is located in northeastern Ethiopia.

From a toxic Ethiopian desert to a fiery Hawaiian volcano: These are the 10 most extreme places on Earth

From Ethiopia's Danakil Depression to Antarctica's Vostock station, some places on earth are almost inhospitable.
A view of Earth taken at 1:07 p.m. EDT on January 15, 2017 by the GOES-16 satellite.

A handful of recent discoveries has transformed our understanding of Earth-like planets in the galaxy. Here’s why Earths might be common.

There could be up to 10 billion Earth-like planets in our galaxy alone. That's good news for astronomers seeking alien life.
A set of photos shows the difference between the ice on Switzerland's Rhone Glacier between September 2018 (top) and September 2009 (bottom).

The only #2009vs2019 photos we should care about — people are using the ’10-year challenge’ as a stark warning about what’s ha...

The only #2009vs2019 photos that really matter: how melting glaciers, rising seas, and warmer oceans have changed our planet in the past decade.
Just like the near side of the moon, the far side cycles through day and night phases.

There is no permanent dark side of the moon, and this simple animation by a former NASA scientist explains why

The far side of the moon and the dark side are not the same thing. This animation shows how one is constantly moving, while the other never changes.
Backdropped by New Zealand and the Cook Strait in the Pacific Ocean, astronauts Robert L. Curbeam Jr. (left) and Christer Fuglesang (right) participate in an extravehicular activity (EVA).

Astronauts on the space station see vibrant desert patterns, roiling storms, and volcanic eruptions. These are the best photos ever taken from the ISS...

Astronauts' photos reveal vibrant landscapes and roiling storms. "How can something so beautiful be tolerated by human eyes?" one astronaut said.
Backdropped by New Zealand and the Cook Strait in the Pacific Ocean, astronauts Robert L. Curbeam Jr. (left) and Christer Fuglesang (right) participate in an extravehicular activity (EVA).

Astronauts on the space station see vibrant desert patterns, roiling storms, and volcanic eruptions. These are the best photos ever taken from the ISS...

Astronauts' photos reveal vibrant landscapes and roiling storms. "How can something so beautiful be tolerated by human eyes?" one astronaut said.
Saturn's rings would make it seem huge in the sky.

An incredible video shows what we would see if the planets replaced the moon. But that would turn Earth into a volcanic hellscape.

The pretty sky wouldn't last long. If Jupiter loomed above, Earth would be a volcanic hellscape. If Saturn took its place, a moon would crash into us.
This striking view of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and turbulent southern hemisphere was captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft as it performed a close pass of the gas giant planet on February 12, 2019.

The coolest photos of the solar system taken in the decade you were born

The '60s were all about the moon, while '80s babies saw the first detailed photos of Saturn and Jupiter.
This striking view of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and turbulent southern hemisphere was captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft as it performed a close pass of the gas giant planet on February 12, 2019.

The coolest photos of the solar system taken in the decade you were born

The '60s were all about the moon, while '80s babies saw the first detailed photos of Saturn and Jupiter.
Reusable water bottles are good for your wallet and the planet.

15 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 15 little things you can do to help the Earth.