Astronomy

With kids at home, Earth School wants to send them on a "quest"

Astronomy Magazine - 12 hours 44 min ago
Over 1.5 billion children can't go to school right now. An online program called Earth School hopes to help by offering kids, parents and teachers dozens of science "quests."
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Pluto’s strange atmosphere just collapsed

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 04:00
The dramatic fall in atmospheric pressure on Pluto is much larger than astronomers expected.
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The Sky This Week from May 22 to 29

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 04:00
This is a great week for comets, clusters, and more in the night sky.
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Wandering stars pass through our solar system surprisingly often

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 04:00
Our sun has had close encounters with other stars in the past, and it’s due for a dangerously close one in the not-so-distant future.
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10 unique gifts for dads who love astronomy and skygazing

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 17:00
The best Father’s Day gifts for geek dads, skygazers and astronomy enthusiasts. From our partners at My Science Shop.
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A 3D guide to cosmic clouds with Queen guitarist Brian May

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 12:30
A glimpse behind the dusty veil of nebulae reveals the chemistry of the universe.
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Glimpse into Cosmic Cloud 3D

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 12:30
A glimpse behind the dusty veil of nebulae reveals the chemistry of the universe.
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Observing edge-on and face-on galaxies

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 05/19/2020 - 11:30
Hunting pins and needles in the deep sky will give your observing some pizzazz.
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Under the stellar sea: Hubble captures a Cosmic Reef

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 05/19/2020 - 04:00

In celebration of 30 years in space, the Hubble Space Telescope has released a stunning image of the great Cosmic Reef, which includes a bright star-forming region located just offshore.   

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Astronomers re-create the formation of Jupiter’s Galilean moons using new theory

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 04:00

The study of exoplanets has revolutionized our understanding of how planets are born and evolve. And now, a new theory applies those insights closer to home.

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The Sky This Week from May 15 to 22

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 05/15/2020 - 04:00
Catch asteroids, comets, and a planetary conjunction in the sky this week.
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Is the Big Bang In crisis?

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 05/14/2020 - 04:00
Stubborn problems with dark matter, dark energy, and cosmic expansion have some astronomers rethinking what we know about the early universe.
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Why is this galaxy shaped like a boomerang?

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 05/13/2020 - 04:00
X marks the spot: New observations reveal the hidden treasure of strange “X-galaxies.”
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A meteorite killed a man in Iraq in 1888, historic records suggest

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 05/12/2020 - 04:00
Scientists searching through Ottoman Empire records found letters from high-ranking officials that describe a large fireball followed by meteorites that struck a village.
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How a long-gone Apollo rocket returned to Earth

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 05/11/2020 - 04:00
An amateur astronomer’s discovery kicked off a Space Age detective story.
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The Sky This Week from May 8 to 15

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 05/08/2020 - 04:00
Hop through Auriga’s open clusters and celebrate celestial mothers in the sky this week. 
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Astronomy reviews Canon's new astrocamera

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 05/07/2020 - 04:00
With 30 megapixels of resolution, a full-frame sensor, and a mirrorless body, the EOS Ra camera can help you reveal the night sky in all its glory.
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Astronomers think they’ve found 19 alien objects lurking in the solar system

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 05/07/2020 - 04:00
By tracing back the orbits of these icy objects, some researchers think they have interstellar origins. Others, however, remain extremely skeptical
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Astronomers find the closest (known) black hole to Earth

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 05/06/2020 - 11:00
The quiet black hole sits just 1,000 light-years from Earth. But the two stars that dance around it can be seen with the naked eye.
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Tour 10 of the closest black holes to Earth

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 05/06/2020 - 04:00
Black holes should be common in our Milky Way galaxy, but their dark nature means only dozens have been discovered to date. Here are a few nearby black holes astronomers know a little about.
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