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July 19, 2022
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Space.com

Even though current telescopes lack the resolving power to see the surface of an exoplanet, the findings could help astronomers draw conclusions about the planets’ surfaces by doing spectroscopic studies of their atmospheres.

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Space.com

Be forewarned that Pluto is an observing challenge, as it is only visible in the largest of backyard telescopes. Its maximum magnitude will be 14.3, compared with naked-eye stars that shine at -6.

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Space.com

Massive binary star systems in the galaxy form at the edges of open clusters or the leading edge of a spiral arm, a team of astronomers found. The work provides a window into what the galactic neighborhood looked like in the past, and an explanation for …

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EarthSky

Delta Scorpii – aka Dschubba – is extremely easy to spot as the middle star in the Crown of the Scorpion, Scorpius. And it’s an extremely interesting star – well worth watching – unpredictably variable now, and due to explode (maybe) some 10 to 15 …

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CNET

Astronomers are getting their hands on JWST data. Here’s what you can expect to see in the near future. monisha-ravisetti. Monisha Ravisetti.

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EarthSky

The researchers discovered the black hole after searching through nearly 1,000 massive stars in the Tarantula Nebula region of the Large Magellanic Cloud. The team used six years of observations by the Fibre Large Array Multi Element Spectrograph (FLAMES) …

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The New York Times

Relativity Space, which could launch its first rocket soon, and Impulse Space, founded by a SpaceX veteran, optimistically say that together they can reach the red planet a few years from now.

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The New York Times

Scientists reconstructed some of the evolutionary steps that led penguins to quit tropical climates for the Antarctic life over millions of years.

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Livescience.com

“Our current understanding is that life originated on Earth in the deep sea, almost certainly in anoxic — without oxygen — conditions,” study lead author Sam Purkis, a professor and chair of the Department of Marine Geosciences at the University of Miami, …

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CNET

Tomar Shenar calls his colleague, Kareem El-Badry, the “black hole destroyer.” El-Badry, an astronomer as the Center for Astrophysics, a collaboration between Harvard and the Smithsonian, has been skeptical of black hole discoveries in the past.

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