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On June 10, millions of people across large parts of the Northern Hemisphere will be able to witness the majesty of a solar eclipse

For many observers in the northeastern United States, the sun will already be partially eclipsed as it appears above the horizon, creating a crescent sunrise

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Dennis Tito was the first person to fund his own trip to space in 2001, reportedly paying $20 million to ride with two cosmonauts aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft

Take a few moments to enjoy the view of this incredible species, first recorded in 1909

Congratulations to the four Explorers honored by the National Geographic Society for their work protecting elephants, bats, a rare antelope—and millions of miles of ocean

Meet the nano-chameleon, which at about the size of a sunflower seed, fits on the tip of a finger and may be the smallest reptile on Earth

For the first time, scientists have found soils on the Earth’s surface that appear to harbor no life at all

The “Southern Underground Railroad” helped formerly enslaved people reach freedom in northern Mexico. One village here has observed #Juneteenth  or “Dia de los Negros” for 150 years

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A newfound fossil tail is changing what we know about Spinosaurus—and stretching our understanding of how and where dinosaurs lived. For more iconic storytelling like this, subscribe to National Geographic:

Thought of as living fossils, feather stars date back about 200 million years

In some jungles, species of fungi outnumber plants 33 to 1. See life at the extremes in #HostilePlanet 

Take a few moments to enjoy the view of this incredible species, first recorded in 1909

This is a feather star—an ancient species of marine invertebrate

Angelina Jolie is working with UNESCO and Guerlain on a Women for Bees initiative that will ultimately build 2,500 bee hives and restock 125 million bees by 2025—while training and supporting 50 women beekeepers in their own operations. #WorldBeeDay 

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Found in the far depths of the Eastern Pacific ocean, this rarely-seen jellyfish was first recorded in 1909

"Through the lens, I felt his stare," writes Your Shot photographer Eric Esterle

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