Science news of the week:
A vortex at the south pole of Saturn’s largest moon Titan
More than 30 wildfires continue to blaze in eastern Russia
Atmospheric carbon dioxide accelerates carbon loss in forest soils
Sunspot group AR1515 released an X-flare that affected Earth’s geomagnetic field on July 9 and 10
A way for spacecraft to hunt down hidden magnetic portals
Song of the week:
Burgess Meredith’s “The Big Deal”
This week’s featured stories:
Skywatching two planets Jorge Salazar speaks with skywatcher Deborah Byrd about vewing Venus and Jupiter in the east before dawn.
Weird Science: Naked Mole Rat Jorge speaks with Ryan Britton about what humans can learn about health and longevity from the naked mole rat.
Exploring Mars Jorge talks with research geologist John Grotzinger about the Mars Science Laboratory, scheduled to land on the planet Mars on August 5.
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