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When you head outdoors tonight, take Sky & Telescope's podcast with you for a guided tour to the night sky. Learn what constellations are visible, find out where and when you'll see the planets, and catch each month's celestial highlights, from meteor showers to eclipses.
  1. On the night of July 27, 2018, the longest total lunar eclipse for the next 105 years will be visible across parts of Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Six months later, on January 20, 2019, there will be the 'Great American' lunar eclipse, where totality is visible across all 50 states.

    The post What Can Lunar Eclipses Do For Science? appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  2. A new National Academies study assesses NASA's efforts to protect neighboring worlds from contamination and recommends ways the space agency could do a better job.

    The post Planet-Protection Policies: Due For Revision? appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3. There’s no hiding — changes in Earth’s atmosphere over the seasons are a dead giveaway to the fact that Earth hosts life. Now a new study explores whether we might use atmospheric seasonality like Earth’s to detect life on other planets. Looking for Change Most of the searches for life beyond our planet focus on identifying static biosignatures, like the presence of methane or large amounts of oxygen in an […]

    The post Identifying Life from Varying Atmospheres appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. With opposition only weeks away, will the current global dust storm finally break? We look at the prospects.

    The post Observers Anxious for Dust to Settle as Mars Opposition Approaches appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. Hanging dramatically in the west during twilight next Sunday evening (July 15, 2018) will be a bright “star” and crescent: Venus and the Moon. The cosmic couple will be quite the eye-catcher if your sky is clear.

    The post Crescent Moon and Venus Will Bedazzle on Sunday appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  6. The expedition off the coast of Washington state performs a first, recovering meteorite fragments from a documented fall.

    The post <i>Nautilus</i> Expedition Recovers Possible Seafloor Meteorites appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  7. Astronomers using a new instrument on the Very Large Telescope in Chile have directly imaged a newborn planet. Our understanding of planet formation is often shrouded in theoretical models. But now, scientists have directly observed a new planet in the gaseous disk around a young star about 370 light-years from Earth. The search for new planets often starts with a survey of the heavenly regions where stars are born. Scientists […]

    The post First Confirmed Image of Newborn Planet appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  8. This week in astronomy: Simulations show what kind of cataclysmic impact shaped the ice giant Uranus's evolution, new observations from Juno reveal complex auroral patterns due to Jupiter's moons, and NuSTAR provides conclusive evidence that the superstar Eta Carinae acts as a cosmic-ray accelerator.

    The post 60-Second Astro News: Impact Shaped Ice Giant, Jupiter’s Moons Cause Complicated Aurorae & Eta Carinae, the Cosmic Ray Gun appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  9. The last and one of the most picturesque occultations of Aldebaran by the Moon happens on Tuesday morning, July 10. Catch it or wait 15 years for the next!

    The post Don’t Miss Aldebaran’s Last Occultation Till 2033 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  10. Scientists aren't comfortable yet saying that organics on Saturn's icy moon arose from life, but they have an idea of what to look for next.

    The post Organics Inside Enceladus: Complex Enough for Life? appeared first on Sky & Telescope.