SKYWATCH: ORION IN SHIRTSLEEVES, WHY GALAXIES HAVE SPIRAL ARMS, AND MORE

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Why Galaxies Have Spiral Arms

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Astronomers have found a unique trait of spiral arms that supports a longstanding idea about where these patterns come from.

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2016 Kavli Prize: Detection of Gravitational Waves

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Two of the 2016 Kavli Prize laureates, Kip Thorne and Rainer Weiss, discuss the struggle to detect gravitational waves and how their discovery is changing our understanding of the universe.

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Celebrating 10 Years over Mars

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The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is still going strong after a decade. It’s easy, but wrong, to take this mission for granted.

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This Week’s Sky at a Glance, September 2 – 10

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Take the twilight challenge and find the super-thin crescent Moon near Jupiter and Venus, then watch the Moon grow and pass Saturn and Mars.

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Enjoy Orion in Shirtsleeves
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Throw open the door and welcome back Orion at dawn. The Hunter’s return brings relief from the heat and gives us a fresh shot at exploring winter deep-sky objects in comfort.

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Astrophotography: Of Signals and Noise

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You can’t get rid of noise in your astrophotographs, but S&T contributing editor Jerry Lodriguss tells you how you can reduce noise’s impact with more signal.

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Tour September’s Sky: Mars, Saturn & Venus

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Early evening features Mars and Saturn toward south, but keep an eye out for brilliant Venus climbing up from the west during twilight.

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Annular Solar Eclipse Wrap-Up

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September 1st’s annular solar eclipse, visible over south-central African and parts of the Indian Ocean, was a dazzling crowd pleaser.

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