Asteroid Day, June 30, live from Luxembourg

Participants will once again celebrate Asteroid Day 2022 live, and you can participate too via livestream. Find more info here.

Yellowstone partially reopened this week after June 13 closure

Historic Yellowstone flooding temporarily closed the park. The park reopened on a limited basis on June 22. Learn why the flood happened here.

Lightning storm largest in California in 5 years

A 2-day lightning storm pummeled California this week with more than 66,000 lightning events, bringing little rain but sparking wildfires.

Summer solstice, cycles of nature and Chinese philosophy

In Chinese thought, the summer solstice is associated with the color red, the sound of laughing, the fire element and a red phoenix.

Kejimkujik: Asteroid named for Mi’kmaw ancestral site

The IAU has given the name Kejimkujik to minor planet (asteroid) 497593. It's named for a sacred site of the indigenous Mi'kmaq in Nova Scotia.

Jetson hoverbike flies CEO to work, in world’s 1st eVTOL commute

Jetson Aero's CEO flew a hoverbike from home to work in the world's first eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) commute.

Wildfire reaches Kitt Peak. Telescopes safe

A wildfire reached Kitt Peak on July 17, 2022. All of the 20+ telescopes at the site are now reported safe, although outbuildings burned.

June birthstone: pearl, moonstone, or alexandrite

For June babies, pick any of these for your June birthstone: the gleaming pearl or moonstone, or the colorful, exotic alexandrite.

Definitely not aliens, says scientist working on project

Not aliens, said SETI researcher Dan Werthimer of the "suspicious signals" reportedly found by China's FAST telescope.

Valentina Tereshkova: 1st woman in space

On June 16, 1963, cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova launched solo aboard a Soviet Vostok 6 rocket, becoming the first-ever woman in space.