SKYWATCH: OSIRIS-REX LAUNCHES, COMET LANDER PHILAE FOUND, AND MORE

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Osiris-REX is Bound for Asteroid Bennu

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NASA’s Osiris-REX is headed to asteroid Bennu for a dramatic sample return mission.

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Finally, ESA Locates Comet Lander Philae

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It’s taken nearly two years, but a dedicated search of craggy Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has turned up the long-lost landing craft Philae.

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Juno Makes First Science Pass at Jupiter

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On August 27th, NASA’s Juno made its closest pass to the giant planet. All its instruments were on — here’s what we learned.

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OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, September 9 – 17

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As the sky creeps toward autumn, a fairly deep penumbral lunar eclipse will be visible on September 16th from Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific.

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A Little Guide to Lunar Domes

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With this week’s waxing Moon, we set off to explore its volcanic past with a look at a dozen intriguing lunar domes.

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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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COMMUNITY

Econ 101: Protecting Acadia’s Dark Skies

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To help maintain the beautifully dark skies over Maine’s Acadia National Park, this Master’s student analyzed how the region’s economy and other policy issues would be affected by stricter lighting regulations.

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Join Sky & Telescope in Wyoming for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

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Experience the 2017 eclipse amidst the beauty of wild West.

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