As the Moon occults Mars and passes by Jupiter before turning toward Saturn, here are the highlights in This Week’s Sky.
A biweekly roundup of what’s new in space: a new epic solar mission, satellite collisions, and the origin story for Uranus and Neptune is examined.
Among this week’s highlights, Mercury reaches its greatest eastern elongation and Neptune passes Phi Aquarii.
Waxing to full, the Moon passes through the Winter Football and buzzes a couple of Messier objects this week.
A biweekly roundup of what’s new in space: telescope repairs, a hot planet and a space mission for a female robot.
From a waxing crescent Moon near Uranus to the Moon occulting the asteroid Vesta, here are the highlights in This Week’s Sky.
Look for the slim crescent Moons near Jupiter and Mercury
Waning gibbous Moon, the last Quarter Moon, Algol reaches minimum brightness and the waning crescent Moon near Mars.
Howell’s Hits: A star collision, a dark matter discovery, and an astronaut graduation ceremony