HIDDEN DEPTHS Beneath Jupiter’s clouds, the planet’s magnetic field (illustrated) behaves differently in the northern and southern hemispheres.
DO NOT GO GENTLY We may soon know if the recent dust storm that enveloped Mars has killed the Opportunity rover, which has been hunkered down in Perseverance Valley (pictured above on July 7, 2017) for months.
ICE BE GONE A new deicing material could reduce ice buildup on plane wings and other surfaces, to curb the use of environmentally unfriendly chemical sprays.
DOUBLE SIXES Saturn’s hexagon (pictured) has a new friend. A second six-sided vortex, not visible here, has appeared hundreds of kilometers above this one.
JPL-Caltech/NASA, Space Science Institute
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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft spied a vortex growing high over Saturn’s north pole, whose hexagonal shape mirrors a famous underlying cyclone.
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Scientists have arranged atoms of the element rubidium into complex three-dimensional structures.
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The claim that poor children hear fewer words than kids from higher-income families faces a challenge.
A new sun-powered material could someday melt the ice off airplane wings, wind turbines and rooftops.
Hotter, hungrier pests likely to do 10 percent to 25 percent more damage to grains for each warmer degree.
Minuscule channels connect the skull to the brain’s outer membrane, studies in mice and people show.
With a global dust storm on Mars finally passing, NASA hopes that its Opportunity rover will soon phone home.
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