A unique 'weirdo asteroid' has been found in the outer reaches of the solar system - and astronomers aren't sure why it is there.
Astronomers found that the unusual Kuiper Belt Object 2004 EW95 is a 300km wide carbon-rich asteroid, the first of its kind to be confirmed in the cold outer reaches of the Solar System.
This curious object, a relic of the primordial Solar System, is believed to have formed in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter - but has been flung billions of kilometres from its origin to its current home in the Kuiper Belt.
Incredible helicopter footage captured the lava flow during Sunday morning’s fissure eruption on the east side of Hawaii’s Big Island. Nearly 2,000 people on Hawaii’s Big Island have been evacuated from homes after lava eruptions destroyed five houses and sulfur dioxide gas threatened to harm anyone who stayed in the residential area.
The Kilauea volcano sent more lava into Hawaii communities Friday, a day after forcing nearly 1,500 people to flee from their mountainside homes, and authorities detected high levels of sulphur gas that could threaten the elderly and people with breathing problems. Time-lapse video shows the Halema'uma'u lava lake in Hawaii producing intermittent overflows onto the crater floor.
A brave diver took on the inhospitable waters beneath Russia's polar ice caps to reveal a stunning array of rarely seen creatures, including a sea butterfly elegantly gliding in the darkness below.
Alexander Benedik submerged himself in the -1C White Sea water in search of life below the ice.
Accompanying the stunning ice formations, the veteran diver was greeted by a host of striking sea life, including a rare sea butterfly - a type of arctic nudibranch - fluttering past his camera lens.
Diving for up to 70 minutes at a time, Alexander - who opted not to wear heated equipment in the sub-zero conditions in order to get the 'perfect shot' - was left 'in awe' of the bustling life around him.
Savannah Boerjan and her husband Brandon say they were saved by their seatbelts after a tornado touched down and knocked their vehicle off a road near Mountainburg, Arkansas, on April 13.
Savannah said they had just purchased a camper van and were driving it home when the incident occurred.
She later shared photos of their damaged vehicle, and updated her Facebook friends on their condition: We are okay! My shoulder is a little sore but nothing seems to be seriously injured.
Brandon Boerjan honestly doesn’t have a scratch today, just some soreness.She also stressed the importance of their seatbelts, saying,Seatbelts helped save our lives.
We wouldn’t be here if we weren’t wearing them.According to Accuweather, Mountainburg was hit by a tornado-warned thunderstorm on Friday afternoon, with widespread damage reported around the town. Credit: Savannah Boerjan via Storyful