SKYWATCH: AMATEUR SEES STELLAR EXPLOSION, AUSTRALIA’S ECLIPSE, AND MORE

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NEWS
Gamma Ray Burst

NASA / DOE / Fermi LAT Collaboration

Brilliant GRB Blast with an Amateur Twist

May 6, 2013 | An exceptionally powerful gamma-ray burst on April 27th wowed astronomers around the world — and its fading was tracked by an alert backyard observer. > read more

The Mysterious Seven

May 8, 2013 | Seven clouds of hydrogen dotting the space between two iconic galaxies might be crumbs from a past encounter or evidence for the elusive cosmic web theorized to fuel galaxy growth. > read more

Earth and Moon: Sharing a Drink

May 9, 2013 | New analysis of Apollo samples shows that water trapped in eruptions from the Moon’s interior have the same isotopic fingerprint as terrestrial water — a key confirmation that the Moon formed after something big hit Earth. > read more

OBSERVING
Planet trio in May 2013

Sky & Telesope diagram

Tour May’s Sky by Eye and Ear!

April 26, 2013 | Saturn rises in early evening and is visible throughout May. And a remarkable gathering of Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury sparkles low in the west toward month’s end. > read more

COMMUNITY
Australia's "ring of fire" eclipse

Nicole Hollenbeck

Australia’s Ring of Fire Eclipse

May 10, 2013 | For the second time in six months, the Sun has graced Down Under with an eclipse. Only a lucky few caught thisannular eclipse, which traversed sparsely populated northern Australia. > read more

Free eBook: Saturn’s Bounty

May 7, 2013 | Sky & Telescope introduces our new eBook library, where you can download digital books about your favorite topics free with registration. > read more

THIS WEEK’S SKY AT A GLANCE

This Week’s Sky at a Glance

May 10, 2013 | A young-Moon challenge and a climbing Saturn are among the evening-sky highlights this week. > read more

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