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Terence Dickinson (1943 – 2023)

Terence Dickinson, Canadian astronomer and author of numerous popular books on astronomy, has passed away. The post Terence Dickinson (1943 – 2023) appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

This Week's Sky at a Glance, February 3 – 12

Comet ZTF is still near its brightest, moonlight and all. Around the Big and Little Dog Stars, trace out the stick-figure patterns of the big and little dogs. A ghostly unicorn haunts the inside of the Winter Triangle. The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, February 3 – 12 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

Lucy Mission Has a New Asteroid to Fly By

NASA’s Lucy mission now has a new first target of opportunity, a main-belt asteroid it will visit this November. The post Lucy Mission Has a New Asteroid to Fly By appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

Understanding the Tails of Comet ZTF (C/2022 E3)

We explore Comet ZTF's remarkable trio of tails and share the latest news and photos. The post Understanding the Tails of Comet ZTF (C/2022 E3) appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

February: Winterʼs Dazzling Stars

February 4th marks the midway point between Decemberʼs solstice and the March equinox. Celebrate that celestial milestone by getting outside to gaze in awe at the amazing array of bright stars youʼll find overhead on February evenings. The post February: Winterʼs Dazzling Stars appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

Astronomers Find a Dozen More Moons for Jupiter

The discovery of a dozen new moons for Jupiter makes the king of planets the king of moons, too — at least for now. The post Astronomers Find a Dozen More Moons for Jupiter appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

The Moons of the Solar System

Not so long ago, astronomers thought only a few dozen moons orbited the planets of our solar system. Today, the total count tops 170! The post The Moons of the Solar System appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

This Week's Sky at a Glance, January 27 – February 5

Comet ZTF is at its best this week — but every night moonlight encroaches on the scene until a later and later hour. Along the way, the Moon occults Mars for the southern U.S. and again forms isosceles triangles with naked-eyestars. The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, January 27 – February 5 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

Tiny Asteroid 2023 BU to Miss Earth

A recently discovered asteroid will pass exceptionally close to Earth on January 26th. Here's how to see it. Also, Comet ZTF (C/2022 E3) is brightening nicely, with three tails visible in binos. The post Tiny Asteroid 2023 BU to Miss Earth appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

New Observations Reveal Galaxies Near and Far

Astronomers at this month's big winter conference explored intriguing small galaxies at various points in cosmic history. The post New Observations Reveal Galaxies Near and Far appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

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