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Renowned astronomy journal good points the most recent astronomical discoveries and the way you could become aware of the wonders of the universe. comprises per 30 days sky chart, good points on gear, and methods for the novice or more matured stargazer.

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But let Sweden recognize that for what it is: worthy of a prize. COM 31 ALL PHOTOS: MAX ALEXANDER/ASTEROID DAY DANGER FROM ABOVE? Asteroid Day staff and advisers at the European Space Agency’s ESTEC facility in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, in front of ESA’s Columbus facility simulator. Asteroid Day to highlight SPACE ROCK DANGERS June 30, 2016, will mark the 108th anniversary of the Tunguska event, an asteroid airburst that flattened 800 square miles of Siberian forest. by David J. Eicher 32 A ST R O N O M Y • J U N E 2016 O ne hundred eight years ago this summer, a small asteroid rattled in through Earth’s atmosphere and violently exploded in the sky above the Siberian region of the Stony Tunguska River.

The stunning trio dominates the southeastern sky at nightfall and appears due south around midnight local daylight time. A nearly Full Moon passes through this vicinity from June 16–18. Let’s first visit Mars in detail. It moves slowly westward against the backdrop of Libra the Scales this month. In early June, it appears 12° west-northwest of Antares, whose name literally means “rival of Mars” in honor of the two objects’ similar colors. The gap grows to 17° on June 30, when the planet’s westward motion comes to a halt just 20' shy of the RISINGMOON Poking through Imbrium’s thick shell When scientists talk about youthful features on the Moon, don’t think these landscapes are actually young.

1 magnitude, I told him it might be possible and was eager to try. Observing lessons I started by observing Saturn through an eyepiece that yielded 125x. I thought I could maximize my chances of success by condensing the light of the A ring, which would make any brightness differences more noticeable. But I abandoned the search because light from the B ring overpowered the view. 1-magnitude differences across a single expanse of light was different from comparing a variable star of unknown brightness to different point sources of known brightness.

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