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  • Asteroid Apophis Pays Earth a Visit This Week
    by Kelly Beatty on March 5, 2021 at 11:09 am

    When a potentially hazardous asteroid glides safely past Earth on March 6th, astronomers will conduct a dress rehearsal for a dramatic close-miss pass in 2029. The post Asteroid Apophis Pays Earth a Visit This Week appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  • This Week’s Sky At a Glance, March 5 – 13
    by Alan MacRobert on March 5, 2021 at 10:12 am

    Sirius shines high on the meridian right after dark, as Orion starts tilting westward. Mars keeps company with the Pleiades. And three planets help you greet the dawn. The post This Week’s Sky At a Glance, March 5 – 13 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  • March — A Good Time to Visit Vesta
    by Bob King on March 3, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    Dip into this easy guide to seeing the brightest asteroid, Vesta, and understanding what makes it unique. The post March — A Good Time to Visit Vesta appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  • March: Find the Winter Hexagon
    by Kelly Beatty on March 1, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Our Sky Tour astronomy podcast provides an engaging guided tour of the planets, stars, and constellations overhead during March. The post March: Find the Winter Hexagon appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, February 26 – March 6
    by Alan MacRobert on February 26, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    Mars is passing the Pleiades. Sirius and Canis Major take over the early-evening meridian from Orion. And low in the dawn, Jupiter closes in on Mercury. The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, February 26 – March 6 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  • 60-second Astro News: Venus Close-up and Supernova 1987A
    by Monica Young on February 26, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    Now, there’s more evidence that astronomers have found the pulsar at the heart of Supernova 1987A. Plus, a new stunning image of Venus. The post 60-second Astro News: Venus Close-up and Supernova 1987A appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  • A Map of a Stellar Explosion
    by AAS Nova on February 25, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    Scientists may have discovered a clue to how massive stars form in the Orion Nebula and a stellar birthplace. The post A Map of a Stellar Explosion appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  • Amateur Astronomers Reveal Long-Ago Galaxy Mergers
    by Monica Young on February 24, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    The images from five Brazilian amateur astronomers have captured Hubble-level details in galaxies, laying the ground for future work in understanding their histories. Want to join the fun? The post Amateur Astronomers Reveal Long-Ago Galaxy Mergers appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  • Star-shredding Black Hole Makes Ghostlike Particle
    by Govert Schilling on February 23, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    A single high-energy neutrino may shed light on a star being swallowed by a supermassive black hole some 690 million light-years away. The post Star-shredding Black Hole Makes Ghostlike Particle appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  • Watch NASA’s Perseverance Land in Jezero Crater on Mars
    by David Dickinson on February 22, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    NASA’s Perseverance rover is providing us with amazing views of its new home., including an amazing video of the sky-crane descent. The post Watch NASA’s Perseverance Land in Jezero Crater on Mars appeared first on Sky & Telescope.