Today, June 13, is the 118th birth anniversary of the late National Scientist Casimiro del Rosario. Known as the “Dean of Filipino Physicists,” he was acclaimed for his pioneering work in physics, meteorology and astronomy. He was conferred the National Scientist Award in 1982, five months before his death on Sept. 15, 1982. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
By DJ Yap
Stargazers will get a chance to see a “blushing” moon as a total lunar eclipse takes place on the 15th, according to the weather bureau.
Beneath its Sun-scorched exterior, the planet Mercury is cooling, which is causing it to shrink ever so slightly, scientists said Sunday.
By Frances Mangosing
The moon sported a ring around it on Monday night, making a buzz on Facebook and Twitter.
By Jean-Louis Santini
Comet ISON appears to have flown too close to the surface of the sun Thursday and vanished as it circled the fiery surface, astronomers said.