SKYWATCH: HAVE YOU STARTED 2017 ECPLISE PLANNING?, IS DARK ENERGY A CHAMELEON?, AND MORE

LATEST NEWS

Is Dark Energy a Chameleon?

A lab experiment has all but nixed one of the theories of dark energy, a mysterious force pushing the universe apart.

Scientists Find Ancient Lake On Mars

Planetary scientists have discovered an ancient lakebed on Mars that dates back to around the time when the Red Planet dried up.

Dwarf Bull’s-Eye Galaxy Discovered

Astronomers have discovered that a nearby double-galaxy system has a giant, star-studded ring.

OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, August 28 – September 5

Have you spotted Mars and Venus yet? They’re coming up into the dawn, beginning long and exciting apparitions. And on Monday, Neptune is at opposition.

Planning for America’s 2017 Solar Eclipse

Dozens of solar specialists are coordinating outreach activities for a coast-to-coast total solar eclipse that’s only two years away.

Neptune and Its Maverick Moon Triton

Neptune reaches opposition next week, giving amateurs the chance to track its unique, backwards-orbiting moon Triton.

COMMUNITY

Insights from S&T‘s Family of Planet Globes

Pictures are great, but there’s nothing like holding another world in your hands to appreciate its unique characteristics. (And if you hurry, you can get these at a great deal! Sale ends Friday night at midnight Mountain Time.)

 

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