Gravitational-wave detectors should be able to locate a population of huge black holes soon. A new study predicts when we'll find them, and what they'll teach us. The post Jumping the Gap to Probe Large Black Holes appeared first on Sky & Telescope.>>> Read more
Published on: May 18, 2021
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The crescent Moon waxes across the evening sky, pairing with Mars in upright-standing Gemini and then, four days later, with Leo's forefoot Regulus. In a telescope, Jupiter and Saturn are becoming not quite so fuzzy as they gain more altitude in early dawn. The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, May 14 – 22 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.>>> Read more
Published on: May 14, 2021
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A thick inner layer of slowly falling helium blobs might help explain Saturn's almost perfectly aligned magnetic field. The post Helium Rain Inside Saturn Might Shape Its Magnetic Field appeared first on Sky & Telescope.>>> Read more
Published on: May 14, 2021
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Spacecraft are returning sights and sounds from Venus, Jupiter, and beyond — here's a sampling. The post Sights and Sounds of the Solar System appeared first on Sky & Telescope.>>> Read more
Published on: May 13, 2021
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NASA’s asteroid explorer has begun its long journey home with precious cargo onbard: samples of the asteroid Bennu. The post NASA's OSIRIS-REX Leaves Asteroid Bennu, Heads for Home appeared first on Sky & Telescope.>>> Read more
Published on: May 11, 2021
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New simulations show that the greenhouse effect of high water-ice clouds could have warmed early Mars, permitting the presence of long-ago lakes. The post Water-Ice Clouds Could Have Warmed Early Mars appeared first on Sky & Telescope.>>> Read more
Published on: May 10, 2021
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One of the largest spacecraft to plunge from orbit in recent decades is likely coming down on May 8th. The post Tianhe Booster to Reenter This Weekend appeared first on Sky & Telescope.>>> Read more
Published on: May 06, 2021
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We track down and admire five of the most ancient stars in the universe. The post In Search of Ancient Suns appeared first on Sky & Telescope.>>> Read more
Published on: May 05, 2021
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Astronomers, using Hubble Space Telescope as a particle detector, have traced cosmic rays flowing in Earth's geomagnetic field. The post The Hubble Space Telescope As Cosmic-Ray Detector appeared first on Sky & Telescope.>>> Read more
Published on: May 05, 2021
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