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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. https://astronomynow.com/2017/11/22/an-interstellar-interloper-is-dashing-through-...

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. https://astronomynow.com/2017/11/20/nasa-conf...

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: https://shop.astronomynow.com/product/an-december-2017/

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. https://astronomynow.com/2017/11/16...

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: https://astronomynow.com/2017/11/16/dont-miss-the-leonid-meteor-shower-on-17-november/

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.” https://astronomynow.com/2017/11/15/zwicky-transient-facility-opens-its-eyes-to-the-volatile-cosmos/

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. https://astronomynow.com/2017/11/14/hitomi-mission-glimpses-cosmic-recipe-for-...

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: https://shop.astronomynow.com/product/an-november-2017/

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. https://astronomynow.com/201...