SKYWATCH: DELTA AQUARIIDS KICK OFF SUMMER METEOR SHOWERS, MISSING CRATERS ON CERES, AND MORE

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Students Discover a Galactic Eye of Horus

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Undergraduate students in Japan stumbled on a rare lensing of two distinct background galaxies.

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NASA’s K2 Mission Confirms 100+ Exoplanets

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Kepler’s K2 mission has confirmed 104 new exoplanets – including a system with four rocky planets.

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Missing Craters on Ceres

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The dwarf planet has a paucity of big pockmarks because it has somehow erased them.

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No Dark Matter from LUX Experiment

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An underground detector reports zero detections of weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs), the top candidate for mysterious dark matter.

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MeerKAT in South Africa Sees First Light

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The MeerKAT radio telescope has produced its first light image – even at quarter-strength, it’s already the best of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Dark Streaks on Mars Revisited

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New research on seasonal streaks in Martian canyons provides evidence against underground pools of water.

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OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, July 29 – August 6

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Sagittarius is moving toward a high stance in the south these evenings, so we’re entering prime time for the profusion of Messier objects in and above this constellation. How many can you locate with binoculars?

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Delta Aquariids Kick Off Summer Meteor Showers

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The meteors are coming! Three annual meteor showers are active and may spark up your nights this weekend.

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Tour August’s Sky: Perseids & Planets Aplenty

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Download or play Sky & Telescope’s astronomy podcast, and you’ll get a guided tour of the night sky. In early evening look for Mars and Saturn embedded in Scorpius toward south, and key an eye out for Perseid meteors.

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