SKYWATCH: 30-TON METEORITE FOUND IN ARGENTINA, GAIA MAPS 1 BILLION STARS, AND MORE

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Large Meteorite “Gancedo” Unearthed in Argentina
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A space rock found in Argentina’s Campo del Cielo weighs in at 30-some tons – it may be one for the record books.

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Gaia Mission Maps 1 Billion Stars

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The European Space Agency’s Gaia mission has released its first data release, mapping a billion stars across the Milky Way and beyond

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A Galaxy Cluster Caught in Transition?

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Astronomers have caught a galaxy cluster in the prime of its life – perhaps just before it transitions to retirement.

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Curiosity’s View of Wind-Sculpted Sandstone

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NASA’s Curiosity rover took time out from its exploration of Mars to capture some dramatic layering in sandstone cliffs.

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OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, September 16 – 24

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On Saturday, about a half hour after sunset, you shouldn’t have any trouble spotting Venus very low in the west-southwest through the twilight. But can you see twinkly little Spica 2½° beneath Venus, perhaps as twilight fades further?

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A Harvest Moon Penumbral Eclipse

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Skywatchers in the Eastern Hemisphere will see tonight’s full moon skirt through Earth’s dusky outer shadow.

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Why Are There So Many UFOs?

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In an age when sightings of UFOs are rife, we look at other possibilities that may help to explain the strange apparitions many see.

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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

Orbital Path Podcasts with Michelle Thaller

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Sky & Telescope is excited to partner with PRX to bring you Orbital Path podcasts with Michelle Thaller — exploring the big questions of the cosmos and how they relate to life on Earth. Catch up on previous podcasts, and don’t miss the next installment in early October.

Listen up . . .

 

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