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First Glimpse of a Young Galactic Core Forming in the Early Universe

First Glimpse of a Young Galactic Core Forming in the Early Universe - Universe Today

On October 19th, Comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1) passes breathtaking close to Mars — as a small army of spacecraft (five of them orbiting the planet) watch.

On October Comet Siding Spring passes breathtaking close to Mars — as a small army of spacecraft (five of them orbiting the planet) watch.

A highly bright green comet is about to put an amazing shoe for star gazers. This particular icy space rock, called Comet Linear, will observable from next week and it is going to be about 100 times brighter than astronomers had anticipated. Sky gazers, specially, in the southern hemisphere, were got to view of the comet earlier this week, after it came across Earth at 3.3 million miles away. At the moment, Comet Linear is moving swiftly into sight from the northern hemisphere. But because…

Comet Linear will be observable next week and is going to be about 100 times brighter than astronomers had anticipated.

An early outcome from Rosetta's scrutiny of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is that the its water has distinctly different isotopic ratios than Earth's.

An early outcome from Rosetta's scrutiny of Comet is that the its water has distinctly different isotopic ratios than Earth's.

Bright planets offer a stargazing bonanza in the predawn sky, and evenings feature a mythical horse flying upside-down across the sky.

Tour November's Sky: Treats at Dawn & Dusk - Sky & Telescope

Early risers will be treated to wonderful groupings of bright planets, and evening sky offers excellent stargazing as well.

Early risers will be treated to wonderful groupings of bright planets, and evening sky offers excellent stargazing as well.

As we transition between seasons, the stargazing is terrific. Orion rides high in the evening sky; look for the tight row of three bright stars in his Belt.

As we transition between seasons, the stargazing is terrific. Orion rides high in the evening sky; look for the tight row of three bright stars in his Belt.

Crescent Moon, Venus, and Jupiter in twilight, Sept 2-4, 2016

Crescent Moon, Venus, and Jupiter in twilight, Sept 2016

Japan's Hayabusa 2 mission has successfully launched and is en route to asteroid 1999 JU3, which it will reach in 2018. Once there it'll collect samples and slam an explosive projectile into the asteroid.

Japan's Hayabusa 2 mission has successfully launched and is en route to asteroid 1999 which it will reach in Once there it'll collect samples and slam an explosive projectile into the asteroid.

Moon passing Mars, Saturn and Antares, June 16-18, 2016

Moon passing Mars, Saturn and Antares, June 2016

Comet Jacques (C/2014 E2) and Comet Oukaimeden (C/2013 V5) are just bright enough to see in ordinary binoculars. Use our finder charts to find the comets in your sky.

Comet Jacques and Comet Oukaimeden are just bright enough to see in ordinary binoculars. Use our finder charts to find the comets in your sky.

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, January 20 – 28, 2017

This Week's Sky at a Glance, January 20 – 28 - Sky & Telescope

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