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Deborah Byrd

Moai head and Milky Way

No matter where you are on Earth, the richest part of the Milky Way is now coming back into view in the evening. Spectacular everywhere. At Easter Island, awesome!

Summer solstice at Stonehenge

Why do people gather at Stonehenge in England on the solstice? Info and photos here.

3D view of Amazon rainforest canopy

A rainforest canopy can reach 15 to 20 stories high. It’s an ecosystem unto itself. Now – to study drought effects – scientists have made the 1st 3D measurements of rainforest canopies in the Brazilian Amazon.

All you need to know: June solstice 2018

The solstice happens this week. Longest day for the Northern Hemisphere. Shortest day for the Southern Hemisphere. Either way … a good time to celebrate!

See it! Young moon and Venus

Over several days this weekend, the moon swept near the brightest planet, Venus, in the west after sunset. Thanks to all who contributed photos! Editor’s picks, here …

Ice losses from Antarctica have tripled since 2012

Ice melting in Antarctica has raised sea levels by 7.6 mm since 1992, with almost half of this rise coming in the last five years.

The young moon has returned

The June 2018 young moon has returned to the evening sky. Photos and video from the EarthSky community here.

A giant dust storm is raging on Mars

One of the thickest dust storms ever seen on Mars has been spreading since early June. The Opportunity rover – 1 of 2 active rovers on Mars – has suspended science operations.

Coyote and apple in rural New Mexico

Coyotes prefer meat, but they’ll also eat insects, fruit and grass if that’s what’s available.

ALMA spies 3 planets around a young star

Astronomers have evidence for 3 infant planets forming in a disk around a newborn star. They say their new observing technique could find some of the youngest planets in our galaxy.