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  • Osiris-REX “TAGs” Bennu, Returns Stunning Views
    by David Dickinson on 22 October 2020 at 15:48

    See images and video from NASA’s Osiris-REX spacecraft as it samples the Nightingale site. The post Osiris-REX “TAGs” Bennu, Returns Stunning Views appeared first on Sky & Telescope. […]

  • Moon’s Magnetism Might Have Protected Earth
    by Monica Young on 22 October 2020 at 13:00

    The Moon’s magnetic field, now long gone, might once have shielded Earth from the young Sun’s radiation. The post Moon’s Magnetism Might Have Protected Earth appeared first on Sky & Telescope. […]

  • NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy, Crewmates Land Safely Back on Earth
    on 22 October 2020 at 02:12

    After 196 days living and working in Earth’s orbit aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy returned from his third space mission Wednesday, Oct. 21, with cosmonauts Ivan Vagner and Anatoly Ivanishin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos. […]

  • NASA to Announce New Science Results About Moon
    on 21 October 2020 at 16:59

    NASA will announce an exciting new discovery about the Moon from the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) at a media teleconference at 12 p.m. EDT Monday, Oct. 26. […]

  • Comets Crawl through the Skies at Dawn and Dusk
    by Bob King on 21 October 2020 at 16:24

    After the summertime spectacle of Comet NEOWISE (C/2020 F3) the sky quickly emptied of easy-to-see comets for Northern Hemisphere observers. But in recent weeks a whole new crew has assembled to enliven the nights. There are currently four comets within range of amateur telescopes — periodic comet 156P/Russell-LINEAR in the evening sky and Comets ATLAS (C/2020 M3), Erasmus (C/2020 S3), and NEOWISE (C/2020 P1) visible in the early morning hours. The post Comets Crawl through the Skies at Dawn and Dusk appeared first on Sky & Telescope. […]