Summertime is a great time for star parties, in part because, at this time of year, we can see toward the galaxy’s center. Plus Mars will be bright this summer. Join in, and have fun!
Sure, M13, the Great Hercules cluster is wonderful. But some amateur astronomers say this cluster, M5, is even better. How to find it in your sky.
As of June 24, Japan’s Hayabusa 2 was about 22 miles (36 km) from Ryugu. The craft will get slightly closer over the next several days. Latest images here.
The closest view of Ryugu so far, from a distance of only 62 miles (100 kilometers), showing a rough diamond shape, craters and boulders, as well as a bright spot bear the top "point." Image via JAXA/University of Tokyo/Kochi University/Rikkyo University/Nagoya University/Chiba Institute of Technology/Meiji University/University of Aizu/AIST.
Now that it’s summer in the Northern Hemisphere, our thoughts turn to …. mosquitoes! Here’s some handy info from a biologist.
Will your weekend be itchy or not? Image via Shutterstock.