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SpaceX to Launch 64 Satellites, Including Orbital Reflector

A unique smallsat mission promises to be the latest satellite “brighter than a Full Moon!” in the sky... or not.…

3 years ago

Scientists are Using Artificial Intelligence to See Inside Stars Using Sound Waves

How in the world could you possibly look inside a star? You could break out the scalpels and other tools…

3 years ago

Catching Asteroid 3 Juno at Its Best

Not all oppositions are created equal. This week's target offers a good case in point, as asteroid 3 Juno reaches…

3 years ago

Comet 46P Wirtanen Rounds Out 2018

One. More. Comet. Though the next great 'Comet of the Century' has yet to make its appearance in 2018, we've…

3 years ago

How Mission Delays Hurt Young Astronomers

Back in Ye Olden Times, the job of astronomer was a pretty exclusive club. Either you needed to be so…

3 years ago

2018 Prospects for Obscure Comet 38P Stephan-Oterma

Ready for one more? While all eyes are still following Comet 21/P Giacobini-Zinner as it glides through northern hemisphere skies,…

3 years ago

Heralding the 2018 Harvest Moon

Following the Moon lately? The up and coming Full Moon is the most famous of them all, as we approach…

3 years ago

Exploring the Ice Giants: Neptune and Uranus at Opposition for 2018

Have you seen all of the planets for yourself? This week is a good time to check off the most…

3 years ago

Catch Comet 21/P Giacobini-Zinner at Its Best

A periodic comet may put on a fine show for northern hemisphere viewers over the next few months. Comet 21/P…

3 years ago

A Partial Solar Eclipse and the Perseids Round Out August

How about that Total Lunar Eclipse this past July 13th? It has been a busy year for astronomy for sure,…

3 years ago