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Orion Nebula

NASA / ESA / M. Robberto / HST Orion Treasury Project Team

Bulletin at a Glance

Revisiting Orion’s Stellar Membership

October 22, 2012 | The Orion Nebula hosts a well studied star cluster, the gold standard by which astronomers measure all other clusters. New research suggests that this benchmark might need to be revised. > read more

Auroras Grace Stellar Skies

October 23, 2012 | Stunning auroras play in Earth’s upper atmosphere, and similar cascading curtains grace the skies of giant planets, brown dwarfs — and even small stars. > read more

Beads on a Galaxy-Scale String

October 24, 2012 | A new image from the Australia Telescope Compact Array shows a series of brilliant knots along the jet shooting from a supermassive black hole. While not the first sighting of a string of pearls gracing a galaxy’s jet, the new image is a striking look at a mysterious phenomenon. > read more

The Flares from Milky Way’s Black Hole

October 25, 2012 | Our galaxy’s central supermassive black hole emits regular, mysterious X-ray flares. For the first time, NASA’s newest sharp-eyed telescope has captured a high-energy view of the action. > read more

Fomalhaut b: An Exoplanet Redeemed

October 26, 2012 | New analysis suggests that Fomalhaut b — an exoplanet discovered in 2008 and disputed ever since — really does exist. > read more

Cassiopeia and Polaris

Sky & Telescope diagram

Tour November’s Sky by Eye and Ear!

October 21, 2012 | Mars is very low in the west after sunset, and Jupiter rises a couple hours later. But most of the planetary action is in the eastern sky before dawn. > read more

This Week’s Sky at a Glance
The scene around 9 p.m.

This Week’s Sky at a Glance

October 26, 2012 | The Moon shines with forthcoming winter sights low in the east, while summer stars still descend in the west — including Arcturus, now taking on its guise as the Ghost of Summer Suns. > read more

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