SKYWATCH: TOTAL SOLAR ECPLIPSE, HUBBLE FINDS MOST DISTANT GALAXY, AND MORE

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Hubble Finds Most Distant Galaxy Yet

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Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have measured a precise distance to a galaxy dwelling in the cosmic dawn.

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Mysterious Radio Burst Repeats Itself

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A brief burst of radio waves, known as a fast radio burst, has been observed repeating, enabling astronomers to settle its exotic origin.

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A Cold New View of the Milky Way Galaxy

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A stunning submillimeter mosaic of the Milky Way Galaxy captures a portrait of the cold dust and gas swirling along the galactic plane.

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OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, March 4 – 12

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Jupiter reaches opposition on Tuesday, March 8th, and there’s plenty to see on and around the King of Planets. Mars, too, is approaching opposition.

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See Indonesia’s Total Solar Eclipse Live!

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On March 9th – late on Tuesday, March 8th, in the U.S. – the Moon will completely cover the Sun. Check here for the links you’ll need to see this celestial spectacle as it happens.

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A Cosmic Butterfly Plays Peekaboo

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Spiraling stars and light-soaking dust clouds enliven the heart of this lesser-known planetary nebula NGC 2346 in Monoceros. Will you be the first to catch it playing peekaboo again?

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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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COMMUNITY

Could It Be: Possible Signs of Extraterrestrial Intelligence?

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We need to learn how to talk about possible signs of extraterrestrial intelligence.

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Kavli Foundation Q&A: How Do Planets Form?

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Learn how powerful new telescopes and techniques are enabling scientists to probe planets in the earliest stages of development.

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