SKYWATCH: SPOOKY SIGHTS FOR HALLOWEEN NIGHTS, WHAT HAPPENED TO SCHIAPARELLI, AND MORE

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Schiaparelli: Requiem for a Mars Lander

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New glimpses from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and ongoing data analysis are revealing the fate of the Schiaparelli lander.

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Astronomers Map Milky Way in Incredible Detail

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Astronomers have mapped atomic neutral hydrogen across the entire sky, creating an unprecedented portrait of our galaxy and some of its nearest neighbors.

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Orbital Path 11: Black Hole Breakthroughs

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Michelle Thaller talks black holes with three experts – how do we know they exist, where do they come from, and how can we learn more about them without getting too close?

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OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, October 28 – November 5

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Halloween is approaching, and this means that Arcturus, the star sparkling low in the west-northwest in twilight, is taking on its role as “the Ghost of Summer Suns.”

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Jupiter Returns with a Surprise

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The gas giant is emerging in the glow of dawn sporting an tumultuous North Temperate Belt.

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New Bright Nova in Sagittarius

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A nova in Sagittarius, discovered a few nights ago by a Japanese amateur, has become bright enough to see in binoculars.

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Spooky Nebulae for Halloween Nights

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While the kids are gathering sweet treats this Halloween, get a celestial scare with these frightful deep-sky sights.

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Tour November’s Sky: Hello, Venus!

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Download our monthly astronomy podcast to track down Saturn in the evening sky one last time. Mars is still hanging around, and Venus is climbing higher each evening.

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