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Young moon, Venus, Mars after sunset mid-June

These next several evenings – June 11, 12 and 13, 2021 – watch for the young moon to return to the evening sky. As viewed from North America, the slender crescent pairs up with Venus on June 11 and Mars on June 13. Enjoy!

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The sun’s clock

(Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) Not only the 11-year cycle, but also all other periodic solar activity fluctuations can be clocked by planetary attractive forces, a conclusion drawn by Dr. Frank Stefani and colleagues at HZDR and the Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics in Perm, Russia. With new model calculations, they are proposing a comprehensive explanation of known sun cycles for the first time. They also reveal the longest fluctuations in activity over thousands of years as a chaotic process.

New water clues on Uranus and Neptune

The ice giant planets Uranus and Neptune are unlike any others in our solar system. New research from the U.S. and South Korea suggests that the deep interior water layers of the ice giant planets may be rich in magnesium.

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The climate is moving to greater and greater extremes — acting now can reduce risks | TheHill – The Hill

The physical risks of climate change are not just looming in the future but have already become very evident today. Projections of rising global temperatures in a just-released World Meteorological Organization report, along with observations from recent years, underscore that the…