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June 13, 2022

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Space.com

Later this month, skywatchers in Africa can watch a star blink out of sight thanks to a quirk of celestial arrangements. The European Space Agency (ESA) mission Gaia, which launched in 2013 …

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Space.com

The galaxy-mapping mission Gaia has detected thousands of stellar earthquakes that might provide new insights into the inner workings of stars. The discovery is rather surprising as the spacecraft was not designed to do …

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Space.com

It was initially spotted by two ground-based surveys, the Polish-led Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE) which mostly uses the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile, and the Microlensing Observations in Astrophysics (MOA) project at the Mount John …

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Space.com

As summer nears, thoughts of fresh berries for strawberry shortcake are usually in order, but June is also blessed with what Native American cultures have nicknamed the Full Strawberry Moon, and this year is extra special as it will also be designated …

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CNN

The moon will appear full from Sunday moonrise to Wednesday moonset, according to NASA. It will reach its peak at 7:52 a.m. ET Tuesday but will not be fully visible in North America until moonrise. This year’s strawberry moon is the first of two …

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BBC News

Europe’s Gaia telescope dropped its latest batch of data on Monday as it seeks to assemble the largest catalogue of light sources in the sky. It is becoming a discovery machine like no other. Stars, asteroids and distant, bright galaxies – anything …

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NPR

Attention, amateur astronomers: The moon will look unusually full and bright on Tuesday night, and you won’t need a high-tech telescope or fancy binoculars to admire it. June’s full moon is commonly known as the strawberry moon, a name that comes from …

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Phys.Org

Gaia is ESA’s mission to create the most accurate and complete multi-dimensional map of the Milky Way. This allows astronomers to reconstruct our home galaxy’s structure and past evolution over billions of years, and to better understand the lifecycle …

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CNET

Somewhere across the universe, a magnetic field shrieked. Two stars — created by the same stellar nursery, yet birthed on opposite ends — appear to have found each other. But when these stars aligned, there were no angels crooning or futures falling …

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CNET

For the first time, astronomers have used a quirk of gravity’s effect on starlight to spot a “free-floating” black hole. Why it matters. Until now, the only way to spy on the mysterious cosmic objects was by looking for the light reflected by matter on …

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