SKYWATCH: ASTRONOMERS DECODE A BLACK HOLE JET, RESULTS FROM OCTOBER’S TRITON COVERUP, AND MORE

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Astronomers Decode a Black Hole Jet

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Two telescopes — one on the ground and one in space — watched a black hole’s jet turn on, enabling astronomers to probe its origin. Read more… 

Cool Dust — and More Planets? — for Proxima Centauri

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Tantalizing new observations hint that there’s a lot more going on in the Proxima Centauri system — the one that hosts the nearest exoplanet to Earth — than meets the eye. Read more…

Results from October’s Triton Cover-Up

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By watching a star disappear behind Triton, one of Neptune’s moons, astronomers learned about the state of its ultrathin atmosphere. Read more…

The Star That Wouldn’t Die

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Observations of a stellar explosion that refused to fade away have astronomers scratching their heads. What created the blast — and could it explain massive black holes? Read more…

China’s Tiangong 1 Space Station to Burn Up

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Early next year, an international team will track the uncontrolled atmospheric reentry of Tiangong 1, China’s first prototype space station. Read more…

Update on ‘Oumuamua, Our First Interstellar Object

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The arrival of an object from beyond the solar system caught astronomers by surprise – but not unprepared to study it. Read more…

OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, November 10 – 18

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What’s in the sky this week? Observing challenges for every day of the week. Read more…

An Exquisite Venus–Jupiter Conjunction

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Venus bids farewell at dawn, but not before a close encounter with returning Jupiter. Read more…

Tour November’s Sky: Predawn Planets

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As you’ll hear in this month’s astronomy podcast, Venus and Jupiter are putting on quite a show low in the east before dawn. Read more…

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