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  • Summer Nights Offer Splendid Sights in Lyra
    by Bob King on June 16, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    Lyra, the Lyre, offers a wonderful assortment of double stars and deep-sky objects to keep you up at night. Break out your binoculars and telescope and join me for a summertime ramble. The post Summer Nights Offer Splendid Sights in Lyra appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  • Twisters in the Cosmic Web
    by Govert Schilling on June 16, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    Astronomers have found that the largest structures in the universe spin, making twister-like strings of galaxies and dark matter in the cosmic web. The post Twisters in the Cosmic Web appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  • From Starving Black Holes to Warped Galaxies
    by Lauren Sgro on June 15, 2021 at 5:17 pm

    Hot topics from the American Astronomical Society summer meeting range from colliding galaxies, to warped galaxies, to starving black holes. The post From Starving Black Holes to Warped Galaxies appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  • Astronomers Look into the Past of Local Dwarf Galaxies
    by Camille M. Carlisle on June 14, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    A combination of simulations and observations indicates that galaxies like the Large Magellanic Cloud control when punier dwarfs plunge into large galaxies. The post Astronomers Look into the Past of Local Dwarf Galaxies appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  • China’s Zhurong Rover Snaps Selfie on Mars
    by David Dickinson on June 14, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    China’s Zhurong rover gets to work exploring Mars, with a new panorama of its landing site. The post China’s Zhurong Rover Snaps Selfie on Mars appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  • Bright Nova in Hercules on a Roller Coaster Ride
    by Bob King on June 14, 2021 at 12:37 am

    A new bright nova discovered in Hercules at 8th magnitude briefly rose to naked-eye visibility. It’s currently easily visible in a pair of binoculars. The post Bright Nova in Hercules on a Roller Coaster Ride appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  • Number of Known Mysterious Radio Flashes Nearly Quadruples
    by Monica Young on June 12, 2021 at 10:01 am

    The CHIME telescope has released its first catalog with 492 unique sources of fast radio bursts, the brief flashes of radio waves that have been intriguing astronomers over the past decade. The post Number of Known Mysterious Radio Flashes Nearly Quadruples appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  • Chasing the Sun at 39,000 Feet
    by Bob King on June 11, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Sky & Telescope’s annular-eclipse flight chased down the “ring of fire” eclipse in the skies above Canada for breathtaking views. The post Chasing the Sun at 39,000 Feet appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, June 11 – 19
    by Alan MacRobert on June 11, 2021 at 9:03 am

    The crescent Moon passes Venus, Pollux, Castor, and Mars in the evening twilight. The Big Dipper hangs down; the Little Dipper floats up. And greet the “Betelgeuse of summer.” The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, June 11 – 19 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  • Not All Star-forming Clouds Are The Same
    by Lauren Sgro on June 10, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    Astronomers have created the first high-resolution maps of the big, dense gas clouds that form stars within galaxies. The post Not All Star-forming Clouds Are The Same appeared first on Sky & Telescope.