SKYWATCH: CATCH AN IRIDIUM FLARE BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE, WATCH AN INFANT STAR GROW, AND MORE

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Massive Stars Grow By Eating Finger Food

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Astronomers don’t fully understand how the galaxy’s most massive stars form, but a new simulation sheds light on the process of stellar birth.

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Hubble Catches Exoplanet Shadow Play

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A unique method reveals the influence of a planet within the stellar disk around TW Hydrae.

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Cassini Spies Daphnis Making Waves

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Now that Cassini is in its “ring-grazing orbits” phase, it has returned stunning new views of Daphnis and friends.

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OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, January 27 – February 4

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Can you see the Winter Hexagon? It now fills the sky toward the east and south after dinnertime. Also, new Moon tonight (exact at 7:07 p.m. EST).

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Get Your Iridium Fix Before It’s Too Late!

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Say it ain’t so! The shock and dazzle of Iridium flares will soon be a thing of the past. Here’s how to make the most of seeing them before a new generation of spacecraft replaces the Iridium satellites.

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Meteor Showers in 2017

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Plan ahead with this guide to the best meteor showers of the year.

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COMMUNITY

Join Alan Stern in S&T‘s Next Live Webinar!

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You won’t want to miss S&T‘s live webinar this Saturday, January 28th. Hear Alan Stern’s personal take on how NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft got to Pluto and what we learned once it got there.

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