On June 21, 2017, at around 15:00 UTC, the sun moves out of the constellation Taurus and into the constellation Gemini the Twins.
NASA’s Kepler space telescope has identified 219 new exoplanet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and in the habitable zone of their star.
Image via NASA/JPL-Caltech.
It’s their active season. Here are 10 things to know about these venomous spiders that like to live where we do.
Brown recluse spider. The photo shows its size in relation to a quarter. – Photo courtesy of K-State Research and Extension
It’s that beautiful time of year again in the Northern Hemisphere, when the June solstice – your signal to celebrate summer – is nearly upon us.
From the December solstice to the June solstice, the sunset makes its way north, as illustrated in this photo composite by Abhijit Juvekar. Thanks, Abhijit!
Future space outpost dwellers will need to grow plants for food and to recycle air and water. Here’s what scientists are learning about space farming from plants grown on the ISS.
See how sunlight falls on Earth’s surface during the solstices and equinoxes, and get a better understanding of why Earth’s tilt causes the seasons.
Image via NASA
Why do people gather at Stonehenge in England on the solstice? Info and photos here.
Summer solstice sunrise.
On the June solstice, the sun sets at the same time in New York City and St. Augustine, Florida. But New York has an hour more of daylight. How’s that happen?
What if the cost of going to Mars as a colonist were less than US $200,000, or about the median cost of a house in the U.S.? Would you go? Elon Musk thinks many would.
Artist's concept of SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System. The dream of colonizing Mars is alive and well. Image via SpaceX.