The Sky This Week from June 21 to 28: Embrace June’s Strawberry Moon
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by Alison Klesman
9h ago
Friday, June 21June’s Full Moon occurs at 9:08 P.M. EDT, just over a day after the summer solstice marked the beginning of that season in the Northern Hemisphere. June’s Full Moon is also called the Strawberry Moon, and you can catch it rising opposite the Sun, peeking over the eastern horizon less than half an The post The Sky This Week from June 21 to 28: Embrace June’s Strawberry Moon appeared first on Astronomy Magazine ..read more
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Mysterious Cloverleaf ‘odd radio circle’ could be a merger of a dozen galaxies
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by mnewman
13h ago
In 2020 when astronomers using the Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) discovered ghostly circles of radio emissions in the sky that were so gigantic, they surpassed our Milky Way’s size tenfold. And so far, no known cosmic phenomenon could explain how they came to existence and what they even are. The supremely inflated profiles The post Mysterious Cloverleaf ‘odd radio circle’ could be a merger of a dozen galaxies appeared first on Astronomy Magazine ..read more
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A distant black hole reawakens, and astronomers watch it happen
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by mnewman
21h ago
At the center of an average joe galaxy 300 million light-years away, something has just happened that has astronomers at the edge of their seats. Suddenly, a supermassive black hole inhabiting the center of a distant galaxy has come to life. The galaxy, SDSS1335+0728, is otherwise unremarkable, and even the supermassive black hole at the The post A distant black hole reawakens, and astronomers watch it happen appeared first on Astronomy Magazine ..read more
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15 things kids should know about space travel
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by Michael E. Bakich
21h ago
Professional and amateur astronomers alike love to share facts about our amazing universe: “The brightest star is…,” “A black hole is…,” and lots more. These facts are so incredible that we sometimes overlook our own little corner of the cosmos and how humans have ventured into it. Space exploration, however, goes hand in hand with The post 15 things kids should know about space travel appeared first on Astronomy Magazine ..read more
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2024 Full Moon calendar: Dates, times, types, and names
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by Jake Parks
21h ago
The phenomenon of a Full Moon arises when our planet, Earth, is precisely sandwiched between the Sun and the Moon. This alignment ensures the entire side of the Moon that faces us gleams under sunlight. Thanks to the Moon’s orbit around Earth, the angle of sunlight hitting the lunar surface and being reflected back to The post 2024 Full Moon calendar: Dates, times, types, and names appeared first on Astronomy Magazine ..read more
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Starmus returns to the Canary Islands for ‘Starmus La Palma’ in April 2025
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by Starmus
2d ago
Tenerife/La Palma – June 18, 2024 — STARMUS, the most ambitious science and music festival — founded by Garik Israelian, PhD in astrophysics and the Queen guitarist Brian May, also a PhD in astrophysics — announced today its next edition to be held on the island of La Palma next April 2025. At a press The post Starmus returns to the Canary Islands for ‘Starmus La Palma’ in April 2025 appeared first on Astronomy Magazine ..read more
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2024 Full Moon calendar: Dates, times, types, and names
Astronomy Magazine
by Jake Parks
2d ago
The phenomenon of a Full Moon arises when our planet, Earth, is precisely sandwiched between the Sun and the Moon. This alignment ensures the entire side of the Moon that faces us gleams under sunlight. Thanks to the Moon’s orbit around Earth, the angle of sunlight hitting the lunar surface and being reflected back to The post 2024 Full Moon calendar: Dates, times, types, and names appeared first on Astronomy Magazine ..read more
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How do you keep astronauts healthy in space? It’s not easy.
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by mnewman
3d ago
In the coming decade, more people will go to space than ever before as human spaceflight enters a new era. NASA, the European Space Agency and other governmental agencies are partnering to develop crewed missions beyond the Moon. At the same time, these agencies are collaborating with private companies using new technologies to drive down the price The post How do you keep astronauts healthy in space? It’s not easy. appeared first on Astronomy Magazine ..read more
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2024 Full Moon calendar: Dates, times, types, and names
Astronomy Magazine
by Jake Parks
3d ago
The phenomenon of a Full Moon arises when our planet, Earth, is precisely sandwiched between the Sun and the Moon. This alignment ensures the entire side of the Moon that faces us gleams under sunlight. Thanks to the Moon’s orbit around Earth, the angle of sunlight hitting the lunar surface and being reflected back to The post 2024 Full Moon calendar: Dates, times, types, and names appeared first on Astronomy Magazine ..read more
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Dunes of Ladakh
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by M
4d ago
Anushtup Roychoudhury, from Kolkata, India Cygnus and the core region of the Milky Way grace the skies above the white sand dunes of Ladahk, India’s first dark-sky reserve. This mosaic is 7 vertical panels of five 15-second subframes each, taken with a Sony a7 II mirrorless camera at ISO 10000 on a 14mm f/2.8 lens. The post Dunes of Ladakh appeared first on Astronomy Magazine ..read more
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