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SoVerA

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 1:57pm

NAME SoVerA ADDRESS PO Box 92 Chester, VT 05143 USA CONTACT Claudio Veliz PHONE EMAIL sovera-admin@sovera.org URL https://sovera.org NUMBER OF MEMBERS 40 OTHER INFORMATION A 501-c3 non-profit astronomy group which meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Whiting Library on Main Street in Chester, VT and at other times for observation.

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North Georgia Star Gazers

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 1:51pm

NAME North Georgia Star Gazers ADDRESS 2359 Marshall Rd. Young Harris, GA 30582 USA CONTACT Ken Gittens PHONE EMAIL NGAStarGazers@outlook.com URL http://ngastargazers.wixsite.com/website NUMBER OF MEMBERS 95 OTHER INFORMATION A like-minded group of individuals who enjoy coming together to expand our knowledge and to view the wonders of the Universe! Located in the beautiful tri-state area of Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee we welcome any and all who share our passion […]

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Curiosity Detects Big Whiff of Methane on Mars

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 1:20pm

The Curiosity rover on Mars detected the highest level of methane yet, but a follow-on experiment saw those levels recede within a week. Scientists are working to understand the significance of the result.

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S&T Table of Contents: 1941 – August 2019

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 9:00am

A unified table of contents for all 73 years of Sky & Telescope is now available online.

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Exploring the Solar System: Mission Updates

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 3:48pm

Space agencies have selected two solar missions and a “comet interceptor” for development and launch.

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Huge Mass Found Under Moon’s Largest Basin

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 8:27am

Does the massive metallic core of a primordial impactor lie buried under the South Pole-Aitken basin on the lunar farside?

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This Week’s Sky at a Glance, June 21 – 29

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 5:44am

Jupiter glares in the southeastern sky by late twilight. Antares, much fainter at magnitude +1.0, twinkles 10° to its right. Jupiter shines highest in the south by about midnight.

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Inside the August 2019 Issue

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 4:57pm

In our August 2019 issue, find out how astronomers revealed the X-ray universe. Plus, spot asteroids with binos and explore the deep sky with a small scope.

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Did a Dwarf Galaxy Crash into the Milky Way?

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 11:45am

A recent study suggests the dwarf galaxy Antlia 2 had a long-ago run-in with our galaxy, rippling and warping its disk. But not everyone agrees with that scenario.

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Welcome Back, Milky Way!

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 11:03am

Twilight's end brings the return of the summer Milky Way to the eastern sky. We unravel the anatomy of our home galaxy by teasing out the hidden structures within that glowing band. 

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American Astronomical Society to Acquire Sky & Telescope

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 3:33pm

The American Astronomical Society (AAS) is acquiring Sky & Telescope magazine and its related business assets.

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MOON 12.7%,

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 1:34pm

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The Sun’s Chromosphere

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 1:34pm

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M13, a Herculean Globular Cluster

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 1:34pm
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Omega Centauri globular cluster

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 1:34pm

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Star and Cluster in Crux

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 1:34pm

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Arp 271

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 1:33pm

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What Have We Learned from 20 Years of X-rays?

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 1:07pm

On the eve of the 20th anniversaries for both the Chandra and XMM-Newton X-ray observatories, we celebrate with a look back at seven of their most incredible discoveries.

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Youngest Confirmed Exoplanet Provides Clues on Its Formation

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 10:32am

Observations of the youngest confirmed planet, CI Tau b, suggest it's still hot from its birth — a point in favor of a quick-start model of formation.

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