Science news of the week:
La Niña returns. More extreme weather for remainder of 2011?
U.S. Senate throws a lifeline to James Webb Space Telescope.
Two-million-year-old fossil skeletons uncovered in South Africa.
Does a nearby dwarf galaxy create our Milky Way’s spiral arms?
Announcing 50 new exoplanets.
This week’s featured stories:
A new rocket! NASA Administrator Charles Bolden spoke with EarthSky about NASA’s plan to create a new rocket for human space exploration of asteroids, deep space, and even the planet Mars. Hmm. New rocket. Planet with two suns. Road trip?
Positive science A new study says there is pressure on scientists to report only positive research results. Deborah Byrd explains. Do you trust science?
A planet with two suns! Imagine two sunsets and sunrises each day, seeing two different-colored suns on your horizon. A new planet has been discovered that orbits a binary star system – think Luke Skywalker’s home planet in Star Wars. Astrophysicist Alan Boss describes the planet to Jorge Salazar.
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