SKYWATCH: DEEP PENUMBRAL LUNAR ECLIPSE NEXT FRIDAY, HOW FAST IS OUR UNIVERSE EXPANDING?, AND MORE

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H0Li COW! Is the Universe Expanding Faster Than We Thought?

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New observations of quasars might contradict results derived from the cosmic microwave background, suggesting the universe’s expansion could be accelerating more than we thought.

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Micrometeorites Found on Rooftops

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A recent study collected micrometeorites from urban European rooftops.

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Cosmic Void “Pushes” Milky Way

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Astronomers have discovered a giant cosmic void that explains why our Local Group of galaxies is moving through the universe as fast as it is.

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OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, February 3 – 11

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In early evening the Pleiades stand above the Moon, and Aldebaran shines left of it, as shown here.

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A Deep Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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North American observers can watch the Moon flirt with Earth’s shadow, creating a penumbral lunar eclipse on the evening of February 10th.

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Star-Trapping in Orion’s Trapezium

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Join me for a high-power ride as we seek out baby stars and clotted clouds within the heart of the Orion Nebula.

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Why and How to Dither Your Astro Images

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In astrophotography, to dither means to shift the pointing of the telescope slightly in random directions between exposures. Here’s how it works, and why you should use it.

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Tour February’s Sky: How To Find Monoceros

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Download our monthly astronomy podcast to spot Venus and Mars in the west – and a celestial unicorn hiding in plain sight among the stars.

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