Awesome Astronomy - June Space Discussion & Sky Guide

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Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Jenifer Millard host. Damien Phillips and John Wildridge produce.

The Discussion: Pint of Science targets canines, Ralph makes a schoolboy error while in Florida and we all eagerly await the publication of a research paper by Jen.

The News: Rounding up the astronomy news this month we have:

- More disturbing news about the climate on Earth-analogue, Venus.

- TESS discovers a planetary system around a visual binary star in Fornax.

- The Andromeda & Triangulum galaxies are hiding quasars.

- New research shows the mechanism by how Pluto could harbour oceans.

- A better understanding of past ice ages on Mars.

- More ridiculous ways to not find dark matter.

- The race to analyse meteorites at Arizona State University.

Main news story: Mr Musk’s Splendiferous Starlink.

The Sky Guide: Covering the solar system and deep sky objects on offer to amateur astronomers in June:

- Jen: Mars and Mercury as the stand-out objects in the lighter summer skies of June and a good opportunity to look out for noctilucent clouds at dawn and dusk.

- Ralph: A round up of the other bright planets on offer in June and a certain satellite constellation now observable...

Main Object: the Eagle Nebula in the constellation Serpens.

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