SKYWATCH: ROSTTA TO CRASH INTO COMET, COMET CATALINA ARRIVES, PLUTO’S ICY VOLCANOES, AND MORE

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When and Where Will Rosetta Crash?

As ESA’s history-making comet orbiter enters its final year of operations, mission managers are deciding its fate.

Pluto’s Cold Atmosphere and “Volcanoes”

Four months after New Horizons’ historic flyby, mission scientists are amazed by unexpected discoveries – and by how some preconceptions about Pluto were flat-out wrong.

Mars Losing Gas to Solar Wind

NASA’s Mars orbiter MAVEN has painted a detailed picture of how the solar wind robs the Red Planet of its atmosphere.

OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, November 13 – 21

Aldebaran and the Pleiades serve as the Orion constellation’s early announcers — Orion and its wonders now clear the horizon at 8 p.m. And keep an eye out for the (weak) Leonid meteor shower.

Comet Catalina Sails Into Northern Skies

Comet Catalina returns this month with naked-eye potential. Follow its every move with our guide and finder charts.

Tour November’s Sky: Treats at Dawn & Dusk

Download our astronomy podcast for a guided tour to the night sky. Bright planets are putting on a stargazing show in the predawn sky, and evenings feature a mythical horse flying upside-down across the sky.

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