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Strawberry Moon 2019: Best times to watch and a special viewing bonus -
It's time for another noteworthy celestial event. Be sure to cast your gaze toward the sky for 2019's Strawberry Moon. And for the keen-eyed, there's a heavenly bonus with a prominent appearance from one of our fellow planets.

All you need to know: June solstice 2019 - EarthSky
This is solstice week. Longest day ahead for the Northern Hemisphere. Shortest day ahead for the Southern Hemisphere. Details here.

NASA's Cassini reveals New Sculpting in Saturn Rings - Science Daily
As NASA's Cassini dove close to Saturn in its final year, the spacecraft provided intricate detail on the workings of Saturn's complex rings, new analysis shows.

NASA spacecraft snaps detailed asteroid picture from closest orbit yet - The Verge
NASA’s asteroid-sampling spacecraft OSIRIS-REx just snapped its closest picture yet of Bennu, the deep-space rock it’s been hovering around since the end of last year. The high-resolution image highlights the object’s very rocky surface and even showcases a v…

Scientists find sun's history buried in moon's crust -
The Sun is why we're here. It's also why Martians or Venusians are not.

NASA’s Mars 2020 rover finally has its head - Yahoo News
NASA's Mars 2020 mission will be its most ambitious trip to the Red Planet yet. The Mars 2020 rover is absolutely packed with the latest high-tech instruments, and while the mission isn't scheduled to begin until next summer, excitement is already building in…

Scientists reveal reversible super-glue inspired by snail mucus -
Snails secrete a mucous that acts like super-glue, allowing them to adhere to rough surfaces like rocks.

NASA's MRO Snaps 'Black-And-Blue' Impact Crater on Mars - Geek
Mars recently received a hard “punch” when a small space rock hurtled into the Red Planet’s surface and created a new impact crater that looks like a black-and-blue bruise. The impact crater, which …

Researchers solve mystery of how gas bubbles form in liquid -
The formation of air bubbles in a liquid appears very similar to its inverse process, the formation of liquid droplets from, say, a dripping water faucet. But the physics involved is actually quite different, and while those water droplets are uniform in thei…

Boaty McBoatface is back with new science - CNET
The internet's own mini-sub dove deep into the chilly abyss and came back with the goods.

The incredible 'Atlas of Space' that maps the orbits of every known object in our solar system - Daily Mail
Eleanor Lutz, from the University of Washington, transforms public data sets into beautiful scientific drawings and animations. In one, she has created a map of the asteroids in the solar system.

Grow Faster, Grow Stronger: Speed-Breeding Crops to Feed the Future - The New York Times
Plant breeders are fast-tracking genetic improvements in food crops to keep pace with global warming and a growing human population.

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