SKYWATCH: LIGO SEES SMALLEST BLACK HOLE BINARY YET, SKY-SWEEPING TELESCOPE SEES FIRST LIGHT, AND MORE

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LIGO Sees Smallest Black Hole Binary Yet

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LIGO has detected another black hole merger, raising the tally to five. Read more…

Sky-sweeping Telescope Sees First Light

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The Zwicky Transient Facility has taken its first image, covering an area equivalent to 247 full Moons in a single shot. This beginning is part of an ongoing sea change in astronomy. Read more…

Planet Orbits Quiet Star 11 Light-years Away

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Astronomers have discovered a potentially rocky planet around a red dwarf star just 11 light-years away. Read more…

Orbital Path Podcast: The 11 Dimensions of Brian Greene

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In this episode of Orbital Path, we hear from Brian Greene on the coming paradigm shift in physics as current theories fail to adequately explain quantum entanglement. Read more…

NASA Completes Critical Parachute Test for Mars 2020 Rover

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A suborbital launch from Wallops Flight Facility tested a critical piece of landing hardware for the Mars 2020 rover. Read more…

OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, November 17 – 25

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Challenge planets, faint fuzzies naked-eye, and an explanation of why the Sun may already be setting near its earliest for you, all in this week’s Sky at a Glance! Read more…

Fishing for Double Stars in Pisces

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Pisces, that sprawling constellation of faint stars easy to ignore, holds a treasure trove of double stars for small telescopes. 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…

COMMUNITY

Astrophotography: Imaging Foundations

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Astrophotographer Richard S. Wright, Jr. embarks on his imaging blog. Join him each month to learn how to get the most out of your imaging equipment. Read more…

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