Mars meets Messier Objects
This Week’s Sky: February 17 to 23

As the Moon occults Mars and passes by Jupiter before turning toward Saturn, here are the highlights in This Week’s Sky.

Solar Orbiter spacecraft
Sky News This Week: February 11, 2020

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.

Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation
This Week’s Sky: February 10 to 16

Among this week’s highlights, Mercury reaches its greatest eastern elongation and Neptune passes Phi Aquarii.

Moon Caresses the Bull’s face
This Week’s Sky: February 3 to 9

Waxing to full, the Moon passes through the Winter Football and buzzes a couple of Messier objects this week.

Maintenance Day on the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (<i>NASA</I>))
Sky News This Week: January 28, 2020

A biweekly roundup of what’s new in space: telescope repairs, a hot planet and a space mission for a female robot.

First Quarter Moon
This Week’s Sky: January 26 to February 2

From a waxing crescent Moon near Uranus to the Moon occulting the asteroid Vesta, here are the highlights in This Week’s Sky.

FEATURE TWS Jan 25 at 520 pm, Young Moon near Mercury
This Week’s Sky: January 20 to 26

Look for the slim crescent Moons near Jupiter and Mercury

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This Week’s Sky: January 13 to 19

Waning gibbous Moon, the last Quarter Moon, Algol reaches minimum brightness and the waning crescent Moon near Mars.

space news jan 13
Sky News This Week: January 14, 2020

Howell’s Hits: A star collision, a dark matter discovery, and an astronaut graduation ceremony