Diego Garcia, a low-lying atoll in the Indian Ocean, is a critical hub for the U.S. Air Force. With an average elevation of about 4 feet, it is at risk from sea level rise and storm surge flooding. Credit: Shane Cuomo/U.S. Air Force/Getty Images
Announcing the 9th annual Universe Day! Universe Day is an annual birthday for the Universe event starting December 31st at noon running through January 1st at noon.
In addition to celebrating the official birthday of the Universe and our participation in the great evolutionary adventure, this year the special message of Universe Day 2017/2018 focuses on the four following and interrelated challenges and action goals: