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Hubble and fleet of telescopes watch kilonova as neutron stars collide

The Hubble space telescope and around 70 other observatories have witnessed one of the biggest and rarest explosions in the universe, as two incredibly dense neutron stars collided. The post Hubble and fleet of telescopes watch kilonova as neutron stars collide appeared first on Skymania News. Show More Summary

How to see the Orionid meteor shower in 2017

The Orionid meteor shower is now active as the Earth passes through a stream of dust particles that were shed by Halley's Comet. The post How to see the Orionid meteor shower in 2017 appeared first on Skymania News. Republication on other sites is not permitted. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Radio telescopes combine to map far side of our Milky Way Galaxy

Astronomers have used widely separated radio telescopes to measure the distance to a star-forming region on the opposite side of our Galaxy. The post Radio telescopes combine to map far side of our Milky Way Galaxy appeared first on Skymania News. Show More Summary

The Little Book of Black Holes

A review of The Little Book of Black Holes. The post The Little Book of Black Holes appeared first on Skymania News. Republication on other sites is not permitted. Excerpts may be quoted providing full and clear credit is given to Skymania.com with a link to the original content. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Astronomers track down elusive pairs of supermassive black holes

Astronomers have devised a technique to seek out instances of double black holes, and have discovered five new pairs. The post Astronomers track down elusive pairs of supermassive black holes appeared first on Skymania News. Republication on other sites is not permitted. Show More Summary

See asteroid Iris at its brightest with binoculars

One of the larger asteroids, Iris, has become bright enough to be seen easily with binoculars. It is also in a part of the sky where you can find it without difficulty. The post See asteroid Iris at its brightest with binoculars appeared first on Skymania News. Show More Summary

Bus-sized asteroid gives Earth a close shave

This is a post from Skymania News - Space and astronomy news and advice plus night sky An asteroid the size of a bus gave Earth a close shave today by shooting past at less than a The post Bus-sized asteroid gives Earth a close shave appeared first on Skymania News. Show More Summary

Scientists find a surprise final image from comet-chaser Rosetta

This is a post from Skymania News - Space and astronomy news and advice plus night sky A year after it crash-landed onto the comet it had been studying, an unexpected, final, close-up image from Europe’s Rosetta space probe has beenShow More Summary

Martian life may be hidden in tunnels that could house human colonies too

This is a post from Skymania News - Space and astronomy news and advice plus night sky Martian life could have survived in underground tunnels on the Red Planet, say space scientists. And the same features could The post Martian life may be hidden in tunnels that could house human colonies too appeared first on Skymania News. Show More Summary

Starmus brings science and art together in Trondheim

This is a post from Skymania News - Space and astronomy news and advice plus night sky I visited Trondheim to stretch my mind by attending out-of-this world festival Starmus where I met the world’s leading celebrities from science and space. The post Starmus brings science and art together in Trondheim appeared first on Skymania News. Show More Summary

Cassini dives to destruction after 13 years exploring Saturn

This is a post from Skymania News - Space and astronomy news and advice plus night sky NASA’s most successful planetary orbiter, Cassini, made a final dive to destruction today, after 13 years exploring the giant ringed planet Saturn. The post Cassini dives to destruction after 13 years exploring Saturn appeared first on Skymania News. Show More Summary

Did the first black holes form right after the Big Bang?

This is a post from Skymania News - Space and astronomy news and advice plus night sky Astronomers say the first black holes may have formed soon after the Big Bang. They may be behind the Universe's heavy metals and even dark matter. The post Did the first black holes form right after the Big Bang? appeared first on Skymania News. Show More Summary

Watch as Mercury meets Venus and Mars before dawn

This is a post from Skymania News - Space and astronomy news and advice plus night sky One of the best opportunities to see Mercury from mid northern latitudes, including Europe and North America, occurs over the The post Watch as Mercury meets Venus and Mars before dawn appeared first on Skymania News. Show More Summary

How to see brightening Comet ASASSN with binoculars

This is a post from Skymania News - Space and astronomy news and advice plus night sky Comet ASASSN is making its first approach to the inner Solar System for around 3,600 years, and is expected to be visible with binoculars over the...Show More Summary

How to see large asteroid Florence fly by

This is a post from Skymania News - Space and astronomy news and advice plus night sky An asteroid classed as potentially hazardous, because its orbit can cross the Earth’s, is making its closest flyby since 1890. It will be visibleShow More Summary

Here’s how you can find Uranus and Neptune

This is a post from Skymania News - Space and astronomy news and advice plus night sky Now is a good time to find two planets, Uranus and Neptune, that can be seen with simply binoculars. Here's how you can find Uranus and Neptune. The...Show More Summary

See supergiant star Antares up close for the first time ever

This is a post from Skymania News - Space and astronomy news and advice plus night sky Astronomers have taken a remarkable photo of the surface of the bright but distant star Antares, and mapped the turbulence in its vast atmosphere. The...Show More Summary

17 totally awesome facts about an eclipse of the Sun

This is a post from Skymania News - Space and astronomy news and advice plus night sky 1. What causes a total eclipse of the Sun? A total eclipse occurs when the Moon completely hides the Sun The post 17 totally awesome facts about an eclipse of the Sun appeared first on Skymania News. [[ This is a content summary only. Show More Summary

World gathers to watch total eclipse of the Sun cross the USA

This is a post from Skymania News - Space and astronomy news and advice plus night sky Millions of people have have been gathering to see less than three minutes of darkness on Monday, 21 August, during a total eclipse of the Sun. The...Show More Summary

Scientists explore Neptune’s interior without actually going there

This is a post from Skymania News - Space and astronomy news and advice plus night sky Scientists have helped discover what lies beneath Neptune's cloudy, blue surface, using powerful computers. The post Scientists explore Neptune’s interior without actually going there appeared first on Skymania News. [[ This is a content summary only. Show More Summary

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