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The Leonid meteor shower peaks Sunday morning, while the Full Moon dominates the Thanksgiving night sky.
Coastal waves from mid-sized asteroid impacts might be more like a storm surge than a wall of watery destruction, according to NASA experiments with paintballs.
The post Paintballs Clarify What Happens When an Asteroid Hits Earth’s Ocean appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
Arizona comet hunter Don Machholz did it again! He discovered his 12th comet only two mornings ago. Set your alarm, grab your scope, and take a look.
The post Amateur Don Machholz Discovers His 12th Comet! (Updated) appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
Electrostatic discharge in a simulated dusty Martian environment yields perchlorates — a potential energy source for microbial life — at abundances 1,000 times greater than sunlight alone.
The post Dust Storm Electricity Might Forge Perchlorates on Mars appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
A recent study has discovered three of the fastest stars — white dwarfs — known in the Milky Way. But these stars may be more than just speeders — they might also be evidence of how Type Ia supernovae occur.
The post Speeding White Dwarfs May Point to Past Explosions appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
Take a look behind the scenes as the New Horizons team gears up for the historic first flyby of a body in the remote Kuiper Belt, in this first of a four-part series from the mission's Principal Investigator Alan Stern.
The post New Horizons On Approach to the First Exploration of a Kuiper Belt Object appeared first on Sky & Telescope.