Russia’s Mikhailo Lomonosov observatory takes to the skies on the hunt for gamma-ray bursts, cosmic rays, and near-Earth asteroids.
The Japanese space agency JAXA has officially ended recovery attempts for the tumbling Hitomi space observatory. They’ve also released a timeline covering the spacecraft’s failure last month.
Astronomers have been searching for companions to the distant dwarf planet Makemake for years. Finally, they’ve spotted one.
Astronomers have discovered a “feeble giant”: one of the largest dwarf galaxies ever seen around the Milky Way.
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a . . . pair of hypervelocity stars? The surprising stellar duo may place constraints on the mass of our galaxy’s unseen dark matter halo.
The last quarter Moon shines tonight, and even though Sunday brings May, wintry Sirius still twinkles very low in the west-southwest at the end of twilight.
Tips for a Successful Star Party
Planning a sidewalk stargazing event? Here are a few suggestions to make sure people walk away smiling.
Sky & Telescope’s astronomy podcast takes you on a guided tour of the night sky. Watch for Mars and Saturn near Scorpius before dawn and Jupiter near Leo after sunset.
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