Summer solstice 2021 on Father's Day, the longest of the year, marks Earth's changing seasons

The official start of summer kicks off in the Northern Hemisphere today (June 20) to make Father’s Day the longest day of the year. Source: Space.com Summer solstice 2021 on Father's Day, the longest of the year, marks Earth's changing seasons

Luke Skywalker's iconic 'Star Wars' X-wing fighter finds a new home at the Smithsonian Museum

Lucasfilm Ltd. has loaned an actual “Star Wars” X-wing starfighter artifact to the Smithsonian Museum for restoration and display in Washington D.C. Source: Space.com Luke Skywalker's iconic 'Star Wars' X-wing fighter finds a new home at the Smithsonian Museum

Humanity fights back in EPIX's 'War of the Worlds' season 2

Gabriel Byrne returns to lead humanity’s resurrection in this latest trailer for EPIX’ “War of the Worlds” season 2. Source: Space.com Humanity fights back in EPIX's 'War of the Worlds' season 2

You can celebrate Captain Picard Day in 'Star Trek Fleet Command' right now

The mobile “Star Trek” game “Star Trek Fleet Command” is boldly offering a one-week celebration of Jean-Luc Picard this week. Source: Space.com You can celebrate Captain Picard Day in 'Star Trek Fleet Command' right now

Dark matter is putting the brakes on our Milky Way galaxy's spin

The rotation of the Milky Way bar has slowed by almost a quarter since its formation. Source: Space.com Dark matter is putting the brakes on our Milky Way galaxy's spin

Storytelling — Mamet’s Conflict Airing Theory

One of the big questions to which I have yet to find a satisfying answer is what stories are, in the set of things that includes various other kinds of speech. David Mamet has what I think is a partial answer in Three Uses of a Knife, a short, stream-of-consciousness…

IRAN: PRESIDENCY OF EBRAHIM RAISI A GRIM REMINDER OF THE CRISIS OF IMPUNITY

The announcement that Ebrahim Raisi will assume the presidency of Iran, instead of being investigated for crimes under international law, is a grim reminder of the international failure to address a crisis of systematic impunity in Iran.

Op-ed: Canada Should Get on the Path to Abolishing Immigration Detention

“I felt like the world was ending for me,” an asylum seeker told us, describing her experience in immigration detention after fleeing her home country in Africa. “I thought, ‘Maybe I should have stayed back home and died there.’” She is only one of the hundreds of thousands of uprooted people who…

Former astronaut Pam Melroy confirmed as NASA deputy administrator

The U.S. Senate confirmed former astronaut Pam Melroy as NASA deputy administrator on Thursday (June 17), about six weeks after doing the same for space agency chief Bill Nelson. Source: Space.com Former astronaut Pam Melroy confirmed as NASA deputy administrator

Statements on Pam Melroy’s Senate Confirmation as NASA Deputy Administrator

The following are statements from Pam Melroy and Administrator Bill Nelson on Thursday’s U.S. Senate confirmation of Melroy as deputy administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Source: NASA Breaking news Statements on Pam Melroy’s Senate Confirmation as NASA Deputy Administrator

Does the moon rotate?

Yes, the moon rotates on its axis. The moon’s rate of rotation nearly matches its orbital period, which keep the same side facing Earth. Source: Space.com Does the moon rotate?

NASA Administrator Statement on China Crewed Launch

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson released the following statement Thursday regarding the China National Space Agency’s launch of the first crew to its Tiangong space station: Source: NASA Breaking news NASA Administrator Statement on China Crewed Launch

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