See what cosmic dust can do! Head outside this weekend for the peak of the Orionid meteor shower and an eyeful of zodiacal light.
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Spacetime ripples from the neutron star smash-up usher in the age of multi-messenger astronomy.
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New interpretations of oral accounts by Aboriginal Australians show that they included references to the variability of red giants Antares, Betelgeuse, and Aldebaran.
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What’s your pleasure when it comes to observing? Comets? Supernovae? Occultations? Get a sample of each and more in the upcoming week.
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Roughly 3.5 billion years ago huge volcanoes released enough gas to cover the Moon with a thin atmosphere that was visible from Earth. We are used to picturing the Moon as a quiet place of “magnificent desolation,” its otherworldly peace disturbed only by the occasional meteorite impact or rare terrestrial spacecraft landing. But 3 or 4 billion years ago, it might have looked very different. After forming around 4.5 billion […]
The close pass of near-Earth asteroid 2012 TC4 this week will give NASA a chance to test planetary-defense coordination.
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