In the June 24 SN: Unlikely worlds around dim red stars, bacteria to the rescue, flamingos’ balancing act, Jupiter up close, hominid origins revisited, spacetime shakes again, ladybug wing origami and more.
ROCKIN’ ROLLER Physicists give the play-by-play of what makes rolling luggage rock back and forth.
IN THE BALANCE A trio of freefloating spacecraft called LISA (one of the satellites illustrated) will search for gravitational waves from space in a mission expected to launch in 2034.
QUANTUM CONNECTION Using the quantum-communications satellite Micius (illustrated), researchers successfully sent entangled photons to two cities in China. The result paves the way for a future worldwide quantum network.