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International Observe the Moon Night Is Here

International Observe the Moon Night is here. Step outside Saturday evening and admire our closest celestial neighbor with your family. The post International Observe the Moon Night Is Here appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

See Beyond the Celestial Sphere: Follow These Lines into Space

For a little perspective, observe along a line that takes you to the Moon, past Jupiter and Saturn, the Kuiper Belt, and onward into our galaxy. The post See Beyond the Celestial Sphere: Follow These Lines into Space appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

Explore Caroline Herschel's Celestial Showpieces

More than 200 years ago Caroline Herschel pointed her telescope at the heavens and discovered some of the finest deep-sky objects. Follow in her footsteps and see them for yourself. The post Explore Caroline Herschel's Celestial Showpieces appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

Comets Have (Ultraviolet) Aurora, Too

Observations from the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft show that Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has its own aurora. The post Comets Have (Ultraviolet) Aurora, Too appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

Giant Planet Found Around a White Dwarf

Astronomers have found a Jupiter-size planet orbiting a much smaller white dwarf. The discovery shows what a system might look like after its star's death. The post Giant Planet Found Around a White Dwarf appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

Mount Wilson Escapes Wildfire; Amateur Observatory Destroyed

Firefighting crews held the line as wildfire threatened Mount Wilson; an amateur observatory built by the Tri-Valley Stargazers was not so lucky. The post Mount Wilson Escapes Wildfire; Amateur Observatory Destroyed appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

Sun’s Activity Cycle Is Stabilizing

Solar Cycle 25 is here, and forecasts suggest the next decade of the Sun’s activity will mimic the last one — halting a 40-year trend. The post Sun’s Activity Cycle Is Stabilizing appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

Race to Venus: How We’ll Verify Phosphine

Confirming phosphine's presence on Venus is difficult from Earth . . . and that makes a good case for a mission to our sister planet. The post Race to Venus: How We’ll Verify Phosphine appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

Uranian Moons Are Like Dwarf Planets

The moons of Uranus exhibit heat signatures similar to dwarf planets in the Kuiper Belt — where the moons were likely born. The post Uranian Moons Are Like Dwarf Planets appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

Potential Biosignature Found in Venus’s Clouds

Astronomers might have found a potential indication of life in the clouds of Venus. The post Potential Biosignature Found in Venus’s Clouds appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

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