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Astronomy Now Magazine Photo 2017-11-22 21:18

Astronomers say an object observed speeding through our solar system last month has an unexpected cigar-like shape and originated from another star, making it the first confirmed interstellar asteroid.

Astronomy Now Magazine Photo 2017-11-20 22:16

NASA announced Thursday it will fund development of a scientific instrument that will fly on Japan’s Martian Moons Exploration mission, a robotic probe set for launch in 2024 to bring back the first samples from Mars’ largest moon Phobos.

Astronomy Now Magazine Photo 2017-11-18 10:59

Our December issue is in the shops and online. It includes a free sky chart to help you explore the constellation Orion this winter. Get your copy today:

Astronomy Now Magazine Photo 2017-11-17 01:22

Two months after escaping the destruction brought to Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria, the famed Arecibo Observatory will get a new lease on life as the National Science Foundation seeks funding partners to keep the radio telescope aimed at the cosmos.

Astronomy Now Magazine Photo 2017-11-16 18:57

A temperate Earth-sized planet has been discovered only 11 light-years from the Solar System. The new world has the designation Ross 128 b and is now the second-closest temperate planet to be detected after Proxima b. It is also the closest planet to be discovered orbiting an inactive red dwarf star...

Astronomy Now Magazine Photo 2017-11-16 17:16

The Leonid meteor shower peaks Friday, when Earth's orbit takes the planet through a debris field left behind by Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle. Learn more:

Astronomy Now Magazine Photo 2017-11-15 10:26

A new robotic camera with the ability to capture hundreds of thousands of stars and galaxies in a single shot has taken its first image of the sky, an event astronomers refer to as “first light.”

Astronomy Now Magazine Photo 2017-11-14 23:12

Thanks to an in-depth look into the composition of gas in the Perseus galaxy cluster, Japan’s Hitomi mission has given scientists new insights into the stellar explosions that formed its chemical elements.

Astronomy Now Magazine Photo 2017-11-12 11:25

Our November issue includes a free poster featuring a stunning image of Jupiter's cloud tops. Get your copy in the shops or order online:

Astronomy Now Magazine Photo 2017-11-12 09:24

If the dawn sky of Monday, 13 November is clear, then observers in Western Europe including the British Isles will witness a close conjunction of Venus and Jupiter. About 40 minutes before sunrise in the UK, the two planets have an angular separation of a mere 16 arcminutes — roughly half the ...

Astronomy Now Magazine Photo 2017-11-11 15:25

An international team of researchers have found an infrequent variation in the brightness of a forming star. This 18-month recurring twinkle is not only an unexpected phenomenon for scientists, but its repeated behavior suggests the presence of a hidden planet.