SKYWATCH: ASTRONOMERS PREDICT A SUPERNOVA, WHAT TO SEE WITH YOUR NEW TELESCOPE, AND MORE

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NASA Lays Groundwork for Sending Humans to Mars

Scientists and engineers gathered together to figure out what would make a good Martian landing site and what hurdles they’ll have to overcome for a 2035 launch.

Astronomers Predict a Supernova

For the first time, astronomers have predicted the appearance of a supernova. Named Refsdal, the exploding star appeared in Hubble Space Telescope images taken on December 11th.

Martian Gullies: Triggered by Exploding Dry Ice?

Planetary scientists are taking a close look at whether enigmatic gullies seen on many steep Martian slopes might not be caused by liquid water but instead by episodic coatings of frozen carbon dioxide.

OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

What to See With Your New Telescope

If you’re now the proud owner of your first astronomical telescope, you’re eager to use it outside. Sky & Telescope’s experts offer great tips on getting your new scope ready and some can’t-miss targets now visible in the sky.

This Week’s Sky at a Glance: December 25 – January 2

Check out this week’s other can’t-miss stargazing tips. For example, the Moon is full on Christmas Day (December 25th), and you can look for Mercury just after sunset low in the west.

A Month of Moonwatching

Whatever its phase, the magnificent Moon has a lot to offer when viewed with a telescope.

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