SKYWATCH: ASTRONOMERS FIND BIRTHPLACE OF MYSTERIOUS RADIO BURST, WORK BEGINS ON NEXT DECADE’S SPACE TELESCOPE, AND MORE

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Hubble Sheds Light on Super-Exoplanet Atmospheres

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New observations from the Hubble Space Telescope are helping characterize the atmospheres of exotic exoplanets.

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Astronomers Pinpoint Mysterious Radio Burst

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A radio burst with the energy of a hundred million Suns has finally been placed on the cosmic map, enabling scientists to investigate the origin of these mysterious bursts.

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WFIRST: Next Decade’s Space Telescope

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NASA is commencing work on the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), the successor to the Hubble and James Webb space telescopes.

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OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, February 26 – March 5

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After dinnertime at this time of year, four carnivore constellations stand upright in a row from the northeast to south. And catch Jupiter’s busy Saturday night.

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March’s Total Solar Eclipse in Indonesia

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On March 9th, a total solar eclipse will cross parts of Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, and the Pacific.

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Frightful Nights Under the Stars

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The lure of dark skies often takes us to unfamiliar places where nocturnal animals and encounters with strangers can ignite our primal fears.

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S&T‘s Astronomy Podcast for March 2016
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After months of excitement in the predawn sky, the action is shifting to the evening — where Jupiter rises early and the stars of Orion anchor an array of celestial sights.

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