SKYWATCH: HISTORIC, TRICKY COMET LANDING, SEE THE LEONIDS, AND MORE

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Philae Lands on Its Comet – Three Times!

After free-falling toward Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for seven hours, ESA’s Philae lander bounced on the surface twice before finally coming to rest.

Eight Billion Asteroids in the Oort Cloud?

OORT CLOUD

A fresh look at a nagging problem — asteroids moving in comet-like orbits — concludes that asteroids must make up about 4% of the vast, distant Oort Cloud of comets.

Spotting Comet Dust Around Alien Suns

ZODIACAL LIGHT

Have you ever spotted the faint glow of the “false dawn”? Now astronomers have observed a similar light around nine nearby stars.

OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

This Week’s Sky at a Glance – November 14 – 22

SKY @ A GLANCE 11-14-14
Mars hangs in the southwest at dusk (and will stay there all winter long) and Jupiter accompanies a waning crescent Moon this weekend.

See November’s Speedy Leonids

SPEEDY LEONIDS

Rich in history, the Leonid meteor shower returns this month to light the frosty nights.

Make Way for the Wintermaker

OJIBWAY WINTERMAKER

There’s more than one way to see the constellations. Here’s a look through Native American eyes.

COMMUNITY NEWS

Dazzling New Products at the ASAE Expo

ASAE EXPO

Contributing editor Alan Dyer reviews a selection of new products unveiled at the annual Arizona Science & Astronomy Expo.

Interstellar: Science Fiction or Science Fantasy?

INTERSTELLAR FACT OR FICTION

Senior contributing editor Bob Naeye reviews the much-anticipated movie’s facts and foibles.

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