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 2018-06-22 14:57 

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Martian Supervolcano Created Mysterious Rock Formation...

Scientists have discovered that a supervolcano likely created a mysterious rock formation on Mars some 3 billion years ago. The post Martian Supervolcano Created Mysterious Rock Formation appeared first on Sky & Telescope ....

 2018-06-22 14:00 

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Mars Dust Storm Grows — Curiosity's Skies Darkening...

The dust storm on Mars that broke out at the end of May is now affecting the skies across the entire planet. The post Mars Dust Storm Grows — Curiosity's Skies Darkening appeared first on Sky & Telescope ....

 2018-06-22 12:00 

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Big Dust Storm Blows up on Mars (Updated)...

Will Mars soon be hidden under a veil of dust? Let's hope not. We explore the current storm and the planet's upcoming close opposition. The post Big Dust Storm Blows up on Mars (Updated) appeared first on Sky & Telescope ....

 2018-06-21 20:54 

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Pulsar Limits "Fifth Force" Interactions with Dark Matter...

A recent experiment to better understand the nature of dark matter constrains a possible "fifth force" of nature to almost zero. The post Pulsar Limits "Fifth Force" Interactions with Dark Matter appeared first on Sky & Telescope ....

 2018-06-19 15:40 

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Summer Star Party Season Is Here!...

Summer star party season has begun - grab your scope or binoculars, pack a sleeping bag, and come and join the fun! The post Summer Star Party Season Is Here! appeared first on Sky & Telescope ....

 2018-06-19 15:40 

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Summer Star Party Season Is Here!...

Summer star party season has begun - grab your scope or binoculars, pack a sleeping bag, and come and join the fun! The post Summer Star Party Season Is Here! appeared first on Sky & Telescope ....

 2018-06-18 14:14 

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Observe Changes on Mars...

The nearby Red Planet displays remarkable changes every apparition. As Mars approaches opposition, keep an eye out for some of these differences. The post Observe Changes on Mars appeared first on Sky & Telescope ....

 2018-06-14 18:07 

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Black Hole Destroys Star and Shoots Jet...

Astronomers have watched the growth of a jet fueled by a shredded star. The post Black Hole Destroys Star and Shoots Jet appeared first on Sky & Telescope ....

 2018-06-14 16:42 

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The Aftermath of GW170817: Neutron Star or Black Hole?...

A team of scientists says we now have an answer to one of the biggest mysteries of GW170817: after the neutron stars collided, what object was formed? The post The Aftermath of GW170817: Neutron Star or Black Hole? appeared first on Sky & Telescope ....

 2018-06-13 20:25 

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NASA's Dawn Probe Reaches Its Low, Final Orbit...

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has entered a new and final orbit that will take it less than 30 miles above the surface of asteroid Ceres. The post NASA's Dawn Probe Reaches Its Low, Final Orbit appeared first on Sky & Telescope ....

 2018-06-13 13:00 

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Too Many Massive Stars in Universe's Youngest Galaxies...

A new method of measuring star formation in the earliest galaxies finds that they're producing more massive stars than expected — a result that could affect our understanding of how galaxies grow their stars. The post Too Many Massive Stars in U...

 2018-06-12 18:29 

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Apollo Astronauts Warmed Moon During Lunar Visits...

A new study sheds light on an old mystery surrounding anomalous readings from the Apollo landing sites. The post Apollo Astronauts Warmed Moon During Lunar Visits appeared first on Sky & Telescope ....

 2018-06-12 13:51 

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A Big Dust Storm Blows up on Mars...

Will Mars soon be hidden under a veil of dust? Let's hope not. We explore the current storm and the planet's upcoming close opposition. The post A Big Dust Storm Blows up on Mars appeared first on Sky & Telescope ....

 2018-06-11 15:56 

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No Planet 9? Small-body Pile-up Could Explain Odd Orbits...

New research shows that interactions between small objects beyond Neptune's orbit —and not a hypothetical Planet Nine — could be the reason some far-flung solar system objects "detach" from their original orbits. The post No Planet...

 2018-06-08 18:59 

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60-Second Astro News: Old Stars, New Clues, and New Dark-Sky Place...

This week: Stars in the Milky Way's outskirts give clues to our galaxy's history, ancient stellar cities might not be as old as they appear, and the International Dark-sky Association awards its 100th Dark Sky Place. The post 60-Second Astro News:...

 2018-06-08 13:39 

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A Massive Neutron Star with a Two-Faced Companion...

How massive can a neutron star get? In a recent study, scientists may have identified the most massive neutron star yet — by leveraging observations of its highly irradiated companion. The post A Massive Neutron Star with a Two-Faced Companion appea...

 2018-06-07 18:04 

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Methane and Other Organics on Mars...

The Curiosity rover has detected organic molecules in ancient rocks on Mars. The post Methane and Other Organics on Mars appeared first on Sky & Telescope ....

 2018-06-07 14:31 

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More Mystery Objects in the Galactic Center...

Astronomers have discovered three more red, dusty objects near the Milky Way's central black hole that could be merged stars. The post More Mystery Objects in the Galactic Center appeared first on Sky & Telescope ....

 2018-06-06 14:55 

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What's Going On with Tabby's Star? It's Complicated...

Two new studies — one by a group of high school students — are investigating the strange environment around Tabby's Star. The post What's Going On with Tabby's Star? It's Complicated appeared first on Sky & Telescope ....

 2018-06-05 13:00 

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Astronomers Discover Lonely Neutron Star with a Curious Past...

New observations have helped astronomers identify the source of a 2,000-year-old supernova explosion. But this blast, and the neutron star that created it, seem to have a curious history that defies explanation. The post Astronomers Discover Lonely Neutro...

 2018-06-04 20:53 

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Asteroid 2018 LA Explodes Over Botswana Hours After Discovery...

Don't look now — it's already gone! Asteroid 2018 LA screeched into Earth's atmosphere only 7 hours after its discovery to create a Sun-bright spectacle over South Africa and Botswana. The post Asteroid 2018 LA Explodes Over Botswana Hou...

 2018-06-04 13:00 

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Why Are the Galilean Moons So Massive?...

Scientists propose that Saturn's meddling helped create the four giant Galilean moons orbiting Jupiter. The post Why Are the Galilean Moons So Massive? appeared first on Sky & Telescope ....

 2018-06-01 13:31 

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Tour June's Sky: Venus, Jupiter & Saturn...

As you'll learn in this month's astronomy podcast, Jupiter and Saturn will compete with brilliant Venus for your attention in the late-evening sky. The post Tour June's Sky: Venus, Jupiter & Saturn appeared first on Sky & Telescope ....

 2018-05-31 18:08 

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Dunes on Pluto...

Planetary scientists think they've found wind-built ripples of methane ice on the king of the Kuiper Belt. The post Dunes on Pluto appeared first on Sky & Telescope ....

 2018-05-30 13:18 

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Vesta Gets Close and Bright...

Vesta, the brightest asteroid, puts on one of its best shows ever in June, when it shines enough to see without optical aid. The post Vesta Gets Close and Bright appeared first on Sky & Telescope ....

 2018-05-29 16:32 

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Curiosity Rover is Drilling Again...

An innovative technique has allowed NASA's Curiosity Rover to resume drilling Martian rocks. But the partially successful test shows that more work remains to be done. The post Curiosity Rover is Drilling Again appeared first on Sky & Telescope ....

 2018-05-28 13:00 

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Known Close Stellar Encounters Surge in Number...

A new analysis of our stellar neighborhood reveals 7 times as much nearby stellar traffic as previously known. The post Known Close Stellar Encounters Surge in Number appeared first on Sky & Telescope ....

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