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Summer begins. The Honey Moon poses with Spica, Scorpius, and the Teapot as it waxes from gibbous through full this week. Venus lines up, briefly, with Castor and Pollux The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, June 18 – 26 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
A new study of asteroid 16 Psyche suggests that ferrovolcanism, volcanos that spew molten iron, may be present on this solar system object. The post Iron Volcanos: Maybe Not Science Fiction After All appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
Lyra, the Lyre, offers a wonderful assortment of double stars and deep-sky objects to keep you up at night. Break out your binoculars and telescope and join me for a summertime ramble. The post Summer Nights Offer Splendid Sights in Lyra appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
Astronomers have found that the largest structures in the universe spin, making twister-like strings of galaxies and dark matter in the cosmic web. The post Twisters in the Cosmic Web appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
Hot topics from the American Astronomical Society summer meeting range from colliding galaxies, to warped galaxies, to starving black holes. The post From Starving Black Holes to Warped Galaxies appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
A combination of simulations and observations indicates that galaxies like the Large Magellanic Cloud control when punier dwarfs plunge into large galaxies. The post Astronomers Look into the Past of Local Dwarf Galaxies appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
China's Zhurong rover gets to work exploring Mars, with a new panorama of its landing site. The post China’s Zhurong Rover Snaps Selfie on Mars appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
A new bright nova discovered in Hercules at 8th magnitude briefly rose to naked-eye visibility. It's currently easily visible in a pair of binoculars. The post Bright Nova in Hercules on a Roller Coaster Ride appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
The CHIME telescope has released its first catalog with 492 unique sources of fast radio bursts, the brief flashes of radio waves that have been intriguing astronomers over the past decade. The post Number of Known Mysterious Radio Flashes Nearly Quadruples appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
The crescent Moon passes Venus, Pollux, Castor, and Mars in the evening twilight. The Big Dipper hangs down; the Little Dipper floats up. And greet the "Betelgeuse of summer." The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, June 11 – 19 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
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