SKYWATCH: ROSETTA’S FINAL DAYS OF COMET EXPLORATION, RV GUIDE TO 2017 ECLIPSE, AND MORE

LATEST NEWS

Daily Alerts for Asteroid Flybys

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A new e-digest from the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center gives the public a head’s up on passing asteroids.

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Rosetta’s Final Days of Comet Exploration

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ESA’s historic Rosetta mission to explore Comet 67P will end in dramatic fashion on September 30th.

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Did Ancient Explosions Rock Eta Carinae

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New observations suggest this unstable star let off some steam before its famous 19th century “Great Eruption.”

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Hubble Watches as Comet 332P Breaks Apart

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Back in January, a team of observers had a hunch that Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami was rapidly falling apart – and they were right!

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OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, September 23 – October 1

Sky & Telescope

Try spotting Venus very low in the west-southwest through the twilight. Last-quarter Moon tonight at exactly 5:56 a.m. EDT.

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Will the Real Albireo Please Stand Up?

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A stunning double star, Albireo is also a bit of an enigma. Is it a true binary or the result of a chance alignment? We explore the possibilities.

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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

RV Guide to the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

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If you’re thinking of RVing your way to totality, check out this guide reviewing some of the best campgrounds and RV parks along the eclipse path.

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