An ultra-deep survey has turned up a sizable object situated nearly 10 billion miles from the Sun – more distant than any known solar-system object.
Look left of the waning gibbous Moon, and perhaps a bit higher, for Castor and Pollux. Farther to the Moon’s right or upper right, Orion is moving up.
Why does the Moon look so big against that horizon?
This month’s astronomy podcast tours the great variety available in the night sky: planets (and a comet!) before dawn, a strong meteor shower, and a parade of bright stars after sunset.
Utter Here’s a quick guide to help you make sense of all the types of telescope models available today.