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Sky News This Week: November 18, 2020

A SpaceX spacecraft brings four astronauts into space, Europa may have less life-friendly origins for its famous water plumes, and “GoldenEye” observatory is facing more trouble.

This Week’s Sky: November 16 to 22, 2020

This week, look for the peak of the Leonids Meteor Shower, variable star Algol’s minimum, and a pretty meetup between Jupiter, Saturn and the crescent Moon.

The Canadian Space Agency wants your feedback

The Canadian Space Agency is looking for feedback on the country’s future in space exploration

This Week’s Sky: November 9 to 15, 2020

A meteor shower, planets pairing with the crescent Moon, a dark new-Moon sky for stargazing — this week, what more could you want?

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Following the falcon

As Hayabusa2 heads back home, two Canadians talk about their epic trek to see Hayabusa’s re-entry in 2010

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Sky News This Week: November 5, 2020

In the news: Scientists spot a likely free-floating planet, the Canadian Space Agency asks for feedback on future exploration, and fresh data from a dead comet mission reveals cappuccino-like ice.

November 2020: Planets at a glance

November offers excellent opportunities to view Moon-planet pairings, as well as Mercury in the eastern pre-dawn sky.

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This Week’s Sky: November 2 to 8, 2020

The Moon passes the Shoe-Buckle Cluster and the Bull’s face as it wanes through the week.

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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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