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A Black Hole Mosh Pit

How do binary black-hole systems form?
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Categories: Astronomy Science

Juno at Jupiter: Arrival

For the first time in thirteen years, a spacecraft is orbiting the biggest planet. Read more ›

Categories: Solar System

A Remarkable Movie

The Deep Space Climate Observatory provides a stunning new perspective. Read more ›

Categories: Solar System

Star Clusters Off the Beaten Path

Enjoy observing some big open clusters in the evening sky. Read more ›

Categories: Astronomy Science, Clusters, Stars and Galaxies

Keeping Time in Saskatchewan

With a few notable exceptions, daylight saving is observed all across Canada. Read more ›

Categories: Astronomy Science

The ‘Loch Ness’ of Venus

The strange saga of the Ashen Light of Venus. Read more ›

Categories: Moon and Planets, Solar System

Our Place in the Universe

Where are we among the galaxies beyond the Local Group? Read more ›

Categories: Astronomy Science, Stars and Galaxies

Refining Our Place in the Milky Way

Has our solar system’s address just changed? Read more ›

Categories: Stars and Galaxies

Solar Max is Here

After a long delay, the current sunspot cycle has reached its peak. Read more ›

Categories: Solar System

A “Bright” Supernova in Galaxy M82

Professional astronomers and backyard observers alike are following the progress of a lone star embedded in the galaxy M82. Read more ›

Categories: Stars and Galaxies

A Brief History of the Stars of Orion

The brightest stars of most constellations typically have a wide range of age and distance. Orion is one of the few exceptions. Its prominent stars are physically related.
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Categories: Stars and Constellations, Stars and Galaxies

Supernova Discovered by 10-year-old Canadian

Here’s how Kathryn Aurora Gray became the youngest person in history to make such a discovery.
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Categories: Astronomy Science, Stars and Galaxies
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