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Strawberry Moon 2019: Best times to watch and a special viewing bonus - KSL.com
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.
https://www.ksl.com/article/46574883/str...


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.
https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essential...


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.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20...


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…
https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/17/18682...


Scientists find sun's history buried in moon's crust - Phys.org
The Sun is why we're here. It's also why Martians or Venusians are not.
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/CT/...


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…
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/KS/...


Scientists reveal reversible super-glue inspired by snail mucus - Phys.org
Snails secrete a mucous that acts like super-glue, allowing them to adhere to rough surfaces like rocks.
https://phys.org/news/2019-06-scientists...


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 …
https://www.geek.com/news/nasas-mro-snap...


Researchers solve mystery of how gas bubbles form in liquid - Phys.org
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…
https://www.cprtestcenter.com/states/VT/...


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.
https://www.cnet.com/news/boaty-mcboatfa...


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.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/...


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.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/17/scien...


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