SKYWATCH: PLUTO’S ICY HEART, CATCH A NASA LAUNCH, AND MORE

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Catch a NASA Launch This Weekend

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The first of a new generation of crucial weather satellites launches this Saturday and will be visible along Florida’s Space Coast, or watch online on NASA TV.

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Sputnik Planitia Drives Pluto’s Wandering “Heart”

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A big, nitrogen-ice-filled basin has apparently caused Pluto’s entire crust to shift over time.

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Radio Bursts Herald Future Science

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For the first time, astronomers have discovered a (potential) high-energy counterpart to a fast radio burst, and also used a different burst to probe the cosmic web.

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New Clues on the Fate of Beagle 2

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An innovative technique sheds new light on what doomed of the British Beagle 2 Mars lander.

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OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

This Week’s Sky a ta Glance, November 18 – 26

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Venus shines brightly as the “Evening Star” in the southwest during and after twilight, and high overhead, follow the naked-eye changes of famous Delta Cephei.

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Uranus: In Seventh Heaven with Planet Seven

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With our eyes often glued to the bright classical planets, Uranus is easy to overlook. Now that it’s well-placed for viewing at a convenient hour, why not pay this pale blue dot a visit the next clear night?

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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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COMMUNITY

Embracing the “Supermoon,” Hyped or Not

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Much has been said and written about the Moon’s proximity to Earth today. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

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Astrophotography Webinar: High-Resolution Planetary Imaging

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Interested in capturing detailed images of the Moon and planets? Join our live astrophotography webinar on Monday, November 21st, where you’ll learn what it takes to capture the best shots of Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, and Mars.

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