SKYWATCH: BRIGHT SPOTS ON CERES, CATCHING A GHOST COMET, AND MORE

LATEST NEWS

Hubble Spots a Lensed Supernova

For the first time, astronomers are watching as a supernova’s light bends around a massive galaxy on its way to Earth.

New Stars at the Edge of the Milky Way

Astronomers have found two just-born star clusters an incredible 16,000 light-years above the plane of the Milky Way.

NASA’s Chandra Finds Potential Mid-Size Black Hole

Scientists have found what seems to be an intermediate-mass black hole in a spiral arm in a galaxy 100 million light-years away.

Dusty Galaxy in the Early Universe

A small galaxy 700 million years after the universe’s birth has a dust reservoir that makes it look like a much older galaxy.

What Are Those Bright Spots on Ceres?

Incoming views of the asteroid belt’s largest body reveal spots where ice from the interior might be exposed on the surface. Stay tuned as Dawn arrives in orbit around Ceres…

OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, March 6 – 14

Venus and Mars star in the evenings, and with the Moon gone from the early-evening sky, it’s also a good chance to catch another glimpse of Comet Lovejoy.

How to Catch a Ghost . . . Comet, That Is

How Comet C/2015 D1 (SOHO) survived a near-death experience long enough to haunt the evening sky – with maps to help you find it before it vanishes into the night.

Tour March’s Sky: Orion and His Belt

As we transition between seasons, Orion rides high in the evening sky – easily found by spotting the row of three bright stars in his Belt.

COMMUNITY

Sky & Telescope’s 3rd Annual Iceland Aurora Trip

Join Sky & Telescope‘s Peter Tyson and Sean Walker as we return to Iceland for a chance to catch the spectacular Northern Lights. Plus, explore the island’s unique geology and cultural heritage.

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