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Elon Musk’s Starlink Satellites Are Already Causing a Headache for Astronomers

Astronomers at a Chilean observatory were rudely interrupted earlier this week when a SpaceX satellite train consisting of 60 Starlink satellites drifted overhead, in what scientists are apparently going to have to accept as the new normal. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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I Made Amazing Images of Galaxies and Nebulas in Minutes Using This Idiot-Proof Automatic Telescope

Steven Bellavia couldn’t find the astrophotography setup he wanted, so he built his own. The engineer’s “Bellavia Mini” combined decades of expertise and a love of telescope building into an observatory that fits in the back of his car. Bellavia labored over perfecting every element—the optical tube is made from wood,…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to View the Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower This Weekend

The Delta Aquarids meteor shower is getting ready to peak on Sunday and Monday, so if you’re going to try to catch it, now’s your chance. Although it favors the Southern Hemisphere, it’s still visible from mid-northern latitudes. Wherever you are, the best time to try to catch the shower is between midnight and dusk. […]

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How to View the Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower This Weekend

The Delta Aquarids meteor shower is getting ready to peak on Sunday and Monday, so if you’re going to try to catch it, now’s your chance. Although it favors the Southern Hemisphere, it’s still visible from mid-northern latitudes. Wherever you are, the best time to try to catch the shower is between midnight and dusk. […]

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Takes Stunning Photo of Asteroid Bennu From Just 0.4 Miles Away

NASA’s asteroid-sampling OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, which is currently in position around the tiny, near-Earth asteroid 101955 Bennu, has transmitted its closest shot of the asteroid’s surface yet.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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See the First Spring Equinox Supermoon in 19 Years Tonight

Today, March 20, is the spring equinox. In the northern hemisphere, days will start getting longer, nights shorter, and warmth will flood the land. To celebrate this shift, go outside tonight and check out the supermoon, which will coincidentally be lighting up the sky.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Opportunity’s Final Panorama Gives Us One Last View From Inside the Endeavour Crater

NASA may have declared its Opportunity rover lost, but we’ll always have its data and bank of raw images. The mission team has now processed an incredible panorama from these files for your viewing pleasure. You can see it below and scroll around a larger version on the NASA press page here.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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50 Years Later, Precious Moon Samples Will Finally Be Opened

During the Apollo missions, NASA smartly set aside some lunar materials knowing future scientists would likely be better equipped to analyze them. Now, nearly 50 years later, the space agency is giving a select group of researchers the extraordinary opportunity to study these unopened and untarnished samples. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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50 Years Later, Precious Moon Samples Will Finally Be Opened

During the Apollo missions, NASA smartly set aside some lunar materials knowing future scientists would likely be better equipped to analyze them. Now, nearly 50 years later, the space agency is giving a select group of researchers the extraordinary opportunity to study these unopened and untarnished samples. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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