After three years of retrofitting lights, the national park will soon be certified by the International Dark Sky Association
Grand Canyon Will Soon Be a Dark Sky Park | Smart News | Smithsonian
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Images of the Starlink constellation in orbit have rattled astronomers around the world.
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The world is having an asteroid drill this week.
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Astronomers at last have captured a picture of the darkest entities in the cosmos.
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There were no sunspots in February. Called a “solar minimum”, the last time this happened was 11 years ago. Environmental effects include the sun dimming, decreased solar wind, the collapse of Earth’s outer atmosphere (“thermosphere”), and reduced drag on satellites.
APOD: 2019 March 6 – A February without Sunpots
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Using data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope, citizen scientists with the amateur astronomy group Exoplanet Explorers have found a possibly habitable exoplanet
Citizen scientists discover strange new world that pro astronomers missed
In the months ahead, the spacecraft will begin its study of the Martian underworld, listening for marsquakes and revealing secrets about the dusty world’s formation.
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