SKYWATCH: WATCH A BLACK HOLE EAT DINNER, SEE JUPITER, VENUS AND MARS AT DAWN, AND MORE

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The Origin of Massive Stars

High-mass stars may outshine and outweigh the Sun, but observations show all stars may have had a similar beginning.

Unique Scope Searches for Space Junk

NASA’s new remote observatory located on a windswept island in the Mid-Atlantic provides a critical capability for tracking space junk.

Astronomers Take Galaxy’s Pulse

Astronomers have caught a giant elliptical galaxy “shimmering” as its stars pulsate.

Pulsars’ Gamma-Rays Highlight Mysteries

The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has discovered that almost all of the highest energy photons in the Large Magellanic Cloud come from two pulsars.

OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, November 20 – 28

The early morning hours still star Jupiter, Venus, and little orange Mars, and see a full Moon blazing in Hyades on Wednesday evening.

Watch a Black Hole Eat Dinner

S5 0716+71, a bright blazar currently in a feeding frenzy, invites you over for dinner the next clear night.

November’s Sky Tour: Sky Treats at Dawn and Dusk

Bright planets are putting on a stargazing show in the predawn sky, and evenings feature a mythical horse flying upside-down across the sky. Download our podcast to take a guided tour of November’s nights.

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