SKYWATCH: SEE COMET AT DAWN, RESURGENCE OF THE MOST LUMINOUS SUPERNOVA, AND MORE

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The Resurgence of the Brightest Supernova

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In 2015 ASASSN-15lh gained fame as the most luminous supernova ever discovered. Almost a year later and against all odds, the supernova has rebrightened.

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ExoMars Rover Launch Delayed Until 2020

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The European Space Agency is opting to send its first rover to the Red Planet two years later than originally planned.

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Kepler’s 1,284 Newly Confirmed Planets

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Even though Kepler’s primary mission ended three years ago, the data it collected just revealed a mother lode: 1,284 newly confirmed planets.

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OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, May 13 – 21

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Jupiter shines bright 41 light-minutes from Earth, and Mars is nearing opposition (on May 22nd). Both shine bright on opposite sides of the sky in the evenings.

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See Comet PanSTARRS (C/2013 X1) in Binoculars at Dawn

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An old friend from winter returns for an encore in the morning sky. Already visible in binoculars, Comet PanSTARRS (C/2013 X1) may reach naked-eye visibility in June.

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Tour May’s Sky: Jupiter Leads the Way

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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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COMMUNITY

Spring Astronomy Day 2016

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Don’t have any weekend plans? You do now! Join your local amateur astronomy community in celebrating Spring Astronomy Day.

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Mercury’s Slow Glide Across the Sun

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May 9th’s transit of Mercury is now history. Countless amateurs – and professionals – watched as the innermost planet had its day in the Sun.

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