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  • Seven Earth-Sized Planets Orbit Dim Star February 22, 2017
    Astronomers have found seven Earth-sized planets around a cool red dwarf, all of which have the potential for liquid surface water. The post Seven Earth-Sized Planets Orbit Dim Star appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Camille M. Carlisle
  • Juno Will Stay in Current Orbit Around Jupiter February 21, 2017
    NASA has announced that its Juno spacecraft will remain in a wide-ranging orbit around Jupiter, extending the mission's lifetime. The post Juno Will Stay in Current Orbit Around Jupiter appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    David Dickinson
  • Active Black Hole Encourages Starbirth February 20, 2017
    Astronomers have discovered long filaments of cold gas — the ingredient for making stars — cocooning giant bubbles inflated by a black hole. The post Active Black Hole Encourages Starbirth appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Camille M. Carlisle
  • Scientists Find Organics on Ceres February 16, 2017
    The Dawn spacecraft has detected organic compounds on the dwarf planet Ceres. The post Scientists Find Organics on Ceres appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Camille M. Carlisle
  • NASA Narrows Down Mars 2020 Rover Landing Sites February 16, 2017
    Three possible landing sites are now in the running for the U.S. space agency's next Mars rover. The post NASA Narrows Down Mars 2020 Rover Landing Sites appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    David Dickinson
  • Hubble Spies Faint Galaxies, Bountiful in Early Universe February 15, 2017
    Hubble has spotted more than 100 small, faint galaxies in the young universe, common as dust bunnies but previously out of reach of even the best telescopes. The post Hubble Spies Faint Galaxies, Bountiful in Early Universe appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Govert Schilling
  • Comet 45P Returns to Dark Skies February 14, 2017
    With the Moon out of the picture, amateurs can once again check in on comet 45P/H-M-P, now making an appearance in the evening sky. The post Comet 45P Returns to Dark Skies appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Bob King
  • Scientists Recreate Space Weather of 400 Years Ago February 14, 2017
    Scientists are studying 400-year-old data to predict space weather in the coming decades — and it seems that future may hold fewer Northern Lights. The post Scientists Recreate Space Weather of 400 Years Ago appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Monica Young
  • Meteorites Date Demise of Solar Nebula February 13, 2017
    A study of ancient meteorites has refined the date for the dissolution of the solar nebula, the cloud that shrouded our Sun in its earliest days. The post Meteorites Date Demise of Solar Nebula appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    David Dickinson
  • Green Comet Makes Close Earth Flyby February 10, 2017
    Green-glowing 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova will make an unusually close pass by Earth on Saturday. Watch it boogie across the morning sky this week! The post Green Comet Makes Close Earth Flyby appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Bob King