Bárðarbunga Briefly Burbles With A Midnight Fissure Eruption

After rumbling at us all week with unconfirmed subglacial eruptions and tormenting volcanologists to debate will it or won't it erupt, Bárðarbunga belching forth a fountain of lava. The eruption was both gentle and short-lived, boding well for air travel. » 8/28/14 8:15pm Today 8:15pm

Icelandic Scientists Mobilize Monitoring For Uneasy Volcano

After rumbling ominously for days, Bárðarbunga is finally erupting. Maybe. A small subglacial eruption started on Saturday. Scientists rapidly deployed additional sensors in the region, monitoring the ongoing earthquake swarm, surface deformation, and subglacial eruption. » 8/23/14 8:00am Saturday 8:00am

The Destruction Of A Spacecraft In A High-Definition Timelapse

The astronauts on the International Space Station managed to not only photograph of the Cygnus spacecraft being tossed free of the station and burning up during destructive reentry, but also to take a timelapse of its fiery demise. » 8/22/14 2:00pm 8/22/14 2:00pm

Here's the Curiosity Rover Before and After Two Years on Mars

Mars has been rough on the Curiosity rover. The Verge collected an entire gallery of photographs from when she was shiny-new, and after surviving two years of dust storms and rock fields. Aside from the torn-up wheels, the not-so-little rover is looking pretty good after all her adventures! » 8/20/14 5:54pm 8/20/14 5:54pm

Another Volcano Is Rumbling Under The Ice In Iceland

Bárðarbunga is a subglacial volcano in Iceland responsible for a whole lot of seismic activity this week. If it erupts, it could melt the Vatnajökull glacier and produce impressive downstream flooding. At least the latest Icelandic volcano to catch our eye is a lot easier to pronounce than the last one! » 8/20/14 8:00am 8/20/14 8:00am