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NASA discovers water on Moon’s sunlit surface

SOFIA, a modified Boeing 747 carrying a telescope, has found the signature of water on the sunlit surface of the Moon.

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This Week’s Sky: October 26 to November 1, 2020

As the Moon waxes to full just in time for Halloween, set your sights on its features and neighbours in the sky.

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Sky News This Week: October 21, 2020

This week’s news: OSIRIS-REx touches down on asteroid Bennu, a spacecraft prepares to fly by Venus, and a flying observatory catches details about star formation.

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This Week’s Sky: October 19 to 25, 2020

After the Orionids peak before dawn October 21, look for features on the Moon as it waxes past quarter.

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This Week’s Sky: October 12 to 18, 2020

The biggest highlight is Mars’ opposition October 13, but look for other events like the crescent Moon near Venus and a double shadow transit on Jupiter later in the week.

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Sky News This Week: October 7, 2020

In the news this week: a new toilet flew to the International Space Station, a Martian moon rover was tested in a German laboratory, and the Hubble Space Telescope caught the light of a fading supernova explosion.

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October 2020: Planets at a glance

The Red Planet steals the show this month, passing closer to the Earth than it will for the next 15 years and providing the best opposition of the 2020s.

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This Week’s Sky: October 5 to 11, 2020

Get ready for a great show. Before Mars reaches its opposition next week, the Red Planet will be closer to Earth Oct. 5-6 than it will be for the next 15 years.

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Sky News This Week: September 30, 2020

A planet survives a catastrophe at its nearby star, the Sun enters new and potentially weak solar cycle, and a Canadian robot goes on a leak hunt in space.

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