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Taking Dark Skies to the United Nations

The United Nations' Office of Outer Space Affairs is considering issues of light pollution spanning from streetlights to satellites. The post Taking Dark Skies to the United Nations appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

This Week's Sky at a Glance, October 22 – 30

As fall proceeds, Jupiter and Saturn shift westward and tilt ever more steeply. Venus gets a little higher and brighter. The waning Moon passes the Pleiades. And as Halloween approaches, Arcturus becomes the Ghost of Summer Suns. The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, October 22 – 30 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

China’s FAST Observatory Sees More Than 1,000 Radio Bursts from a Single Spot

The largest haul of fast radio burst observations ever recorded, all from a single fast radio burst, is helping astronomers understand what causes these fleeting cosmic phenomena The post China’s FAST Observatory Sees More Than 1,000 Radio Bursts from a Single Spot appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

NASA Selects Gamma-Ray Mission to Explore Positron Sources, Supernovae

The COSI mission will study the recent history of star birth, star death, and the formation of chemical elements in the Milky Way. The post NASA Selects Gamma-Ray Mission to Explore Positron Sources, Supernovae appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

Jupiter Whacked Again? Japanese Astronomers Record Possible Impact

A group of Japanese astronomers just discovered a potential new impact at the planet Jupiter. The post Jupiter Whacked Again? Japanese Astronomers Record Possible Impact appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

NASA Launches Lucy Mission to Trojan Asteroids

NASA’s ambitious Lucy mission has launched to explore Jupiter's Trojan asteroids, pristine examples of the solar system's early years. The post NASA Launches Lucy Mission to Trojan Asteroids appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

International Observe the Moon Night 2021

Join fellow lunar enthusiasts all over the world in celebrating the Moon this weekend. The post International Observe the Moon Night 2021 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

This Week's Sky at a Glance, October 15 – 23

The gibbous Moon shines under Jupiter and Saturn, then waxes to full under the Great Square of Pegasus. Cassiopeia stands on end high in the northeast, as Capella glitters far below. The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, October 15 – 23 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

Two Impacts, Not Just One, May Have Formed The Moon

The Moon may have formed in a one-two punch, new simulations suggest. The post Two Impacts, Not Just One, May Have Formed The Moon appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

How Bright Will Comet Leonard Get?

We examine circumstances and expectations for the current apparition of Comet Leonard, which may become the year's brightest comet. The post How Bright Will Comet Leonard Get? appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

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