On Saturday, the moon will be up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than the other full moons of 2012 because it will reach its closest point to Earth in its orbit and become full just a minute later.
High levels of benzene found in fracking waste water Hoping to better understand the health effects of oil fracking, the state in 2013 ordered oil companies to test the chemical-laden waste water extracted from wells.
Amazing Hi-Def CME - A beautiful prominence eruption shot off the east limb (left side) of the sun on Monday, April 16, 2012. Such eruptions are often associated with solar flares, and in this case an M1 class (medium-sized) flare did occur at the same time, though it was not aimed toward Earth. This event, which is still in progress, was seen by NASA’s SDO satellite. Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO