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Astronomy Now Magazine Photo 2017-08-16 15:08

Scientists now have a good estimate for the age of one of the most intriguing planetary systems discovered to date -- TRAPPIST-1, a system of seven Earth-size worlds orbiting an ultra-cool dwarf star about 40 light-years away. Researchers say in a new study that the TRAPPIST-1 star is quite old:...

Astronomy Now Magazine Photo 2017-08-16 11:07

NASA’s Cassini orbiter sailed through the tenuous outermost reaches of Saturn’s atmosphere without trouble Monday, performing the first of five close swings nearer to the planet than any previous spacecraft before a final dive Sept. 15 to end the probe’s nearly 20-year mission. https://astro...

Astronomy Now Magazine Photo 2017-08-16 03:55

Back in October 2012, the near-Earth asteroid 2012 TC4 had a close encounter with Earth. It passed our planet at a distance only a quarter of that between the Earth and the Moon. In October 2017, this small asteroid, with a size of only about 15 to 30 metres, will return for another very clo...

Astronomy Now Magazine Photo 2017-08-11 16:23

The Perseid meteor shower is upon us and the August issue has a comprehensive viewing guide. Get your copy in the shops or order online: https://shop.astronomynow.com/product/an-august-2017/

Astronomy Now Magazine Photo 2017-08-10 16:54

Physicists are gearing up to send a re-engineered science instrument originally designed for lofty balloon flights high in Earth’s atmosphere to the International Space Station next week to broaden their knowledge of cosmic rays, subatomic particles traveling on intergalactic routes that could hol...

Astronomy Now Magazine Photo 2017-08-10 14:42

A new analysis of data from ESO’s Very Large Telescope and other telescopes suggests that the orbits of stars around the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way may show the subtle effects predicted by Einstein’s general theory of relativity. https://astronomynow.com/2017/08...

Astronomy Now Magazine Photo 2017-08-09 15:52

In our August issue we are celebrating 40 years of the Voyager mission. If you'd like a memento of the mission, the official Voyager embroidered mission patch is available from our online shop:https://shop.astronomynow.com/product/voyager-embroidered-mission-patch/

Astronomy Now Magazine Photo 2017-08-08 22:35

Scientists using the ESA/NASA SOHO solar observatory have found long-sought gravity modes of seismic vibration that imply the Sun’s core is rotating four times faster than its surface. https://astronomynow.com/2017/08/08/gravity-waves-detected-in-suns-interior-reveal-rapidly-rotating-core/

Astronomy Now Magazine Photo 2017-08-08 21:09

Ground observations of the New Horizons spacecraft’s next target last month revealed the distant object, lurking in the outer Solar System more than four billion miles from Earth, might have an unconventional elongated shape, or even consist of two icy bodies orbiting one another in an age-old...

Astronomy Now Magazine Photo 2017-08-06 15:31

Ground-based searches are finding an increasing number of new worlds beyond our own Solar System. Find out more in our August issue. In the shops or order online: https://shop.astronomynow.com/product/an-august-2017/

Astronomy Now Magazine Photo 2017-08-05 14:53

Scientists have unveiled the most accurate measurement ever made of the present large-scale structure of the Universe by studying the mysterious forces of dark matter and dark energy. https://astronomynow.com/2017/08/05/survey-reveals-most-accurate-measurement-of-dark-matter-structure-...