Awe in the Shadow of a Partial Eclipse
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by Jennifer Willis
1w ago
It’s finally here — the total solar eclipse that so many in North America have been waiting for! To stand beneath the shadow of the Moon is to experience celestial […] The post Awe in the Shadow of a Partial Eclipse appeared first on Sky & Telescope ..read more
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An Early End for the Chandra X-Ray Observatory?
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by David Dickinson
2w ago
NASA budget constraints could wind down operations of the iconic Chandra X-Ray Observatory. The post An Early End for the Chandra X-Ray Observatory? appeared first on Sky & Telescope ..read more
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What Will We See in the Sky During Totality?
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by Bob King
2w ago
Most of our time will be focused on Sun during the minutes of totality on April 8th, but consider tearing yourself away for a few seconds to put it all in context. The post What Will We See in the Sky During Totality? appeared first on Sky & Telescope ..read more
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Strong Magnetic Fields Swirl Near Milky Way’s Black Hole
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by Camille M. Carlisle
2w ago
Astronomers have detected twisted, orderly magnetic fields near the event horizon of Sagittarius A*. The post Strong Magnetic Fields Swirl Near Milky Way’s Black Hole appeared first on Sky & Telescope ..read more
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The Stars of the Carina Constellation
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by Jonathan Nally
1M ago
Get to know the stars of Carina constellation — and learn how to spot the False Cross instead of being fooled by it! The post The Stars of the Carina Constellation appeared first on Sky & Telescope ..read more
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Moonshots: The Successful Failure of Peregrine One
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by Jennifer Willis
1M ago
Space is hard, even when you don’t leave the ground. The post Moonshots: The Successful Failure of Peregrine One appeared first on Sky & Telescope ..read more
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Fuzzy Glows: See Zodiacal Light, Gegenschein, Airglow, and Aurorae
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by Bob King
1M ago
Find time this season to set aside your telescope and seek the night sky's ghostly glows. The post Fuzzy Glows: See Zodiacal Light, Gegenschein, Airglow, and Aurorae appeared first on Sky & Telescope ..read more
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A Lunar Odyssey: "Odie" Lander Touches Down on the Moon
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by David Dickinson
1M ago
Odysseus has become the first mission of NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services program to soft-land on the Moon. The post A Lunar Odyssey: "Odie" Lander Touches Down on the Moon appeared first on Sky & Telescope ..read more
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The Nova-C Lander Launches for the Moon
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by David Dickinson
2M ago
The second Commercial Lunar Payload Services mission of 2024 IM-1 Nova-C heads Moonward. The post The Nova-C Lander Launches for the Moon appeared first on Sky & Telescope ..read more
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Get to Know the Carina Constellation
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by Jonathan Nally
2M ago
The southern constellation Carina contains arguably the best nebula in the sky, along with a host of other fascinating stars and clusters. The post Get to Know the Carina Constellation appeared first on Sky & Telescope ..read more
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