SKYWATCH: GRAVITATIONAL WAVES DETECTED A SECOND TIME, JUNE SOLSTICE AND A STRAWBERRY MOON, AND MORE

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LIGO Detects Second Black Hole Collision

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The gravitational wave observatory has detected a second event, heralding a new era in astrophysics.

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Missing Dwarf Galaxies Never Were

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Astronomers may have solved the case of the Milky Way’s missing satellite galaxies. The solution? The galaxies never existed.

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Comets Break Up and Make Up

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Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko appears to have split into two segments that briefly orbited each other and then slowly merged into a new configuration.

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Clouds Rain Down on Black Hole

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Astronomers have detected three cold gas clumps falling toward a galaxy’s center – at odds with the prevailing idea for how black holes grow.

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VLA Probes Deeply into Jupiter’s Atmosphere

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Astronomers have new radio images of Jupiter that allow them to see deep into its atmosphere.

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OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, June 17 – 25

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The Moon, Mars, and Saturn make a wide, flattish triangle tonight, and the full Moon arrives on Sunday.

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Solstice Brings Late Nights, Bright Sights

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Celebrate the June 20th solstice, when the Sun and the full Strawberry Moon combine their powers to illuminate both day and night.

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Tour June’s Sky: Three Planets at Nightfall

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Sky & Telescope’s astronomy podcast takes you on a guided tour of the night sky. After the Sun sinks from view, enjoy watching Mars and Saturn near Scorpius in the southeast and Jupiter near Leo well up in the southwest.

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COMMUNITY

See the Winning Photos of the Earth & Sky Contest

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The winners of the 7th annual Earth & Sky Photo Contest highlight the fragile beauty of the heavens.

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Measuring the Impact of Light Pollution

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Light pollution is pervasive, and its impact on people is larger than you might think.

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