Grand Canyon Will Soon Be a Dark Sky Park | Smart News | Smithsonian

Grand Canyon Milky Way

After three years of retrofitting lights, the national park will soon be certified by the International Dark Sky Association

Source: Grand Canyon Will Soon Be a Dark Sky Park | Smart News | Smithsonian

After SpaceX Starlink Launch, a Fear of Satellites That Outnumber All Visible Stars – The New York Times

Images of the Starlink constellation in orbit have rattled astronomers around the world.

ESA Operations on Twitter: “#FictionalEvent🌍☄️ Update on (fictional) asteroid #2019PDC 29 July, 2019

The world is having an asteroid drill this week.

APOD: 2019 March 6 – A February without Sunpots

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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.

Source: APOD: 2019 March 6 – A February without Sunpots

Citizen scientists discover strange new world that pro astronomers missed

 

Using data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope, citizen scientists with the amateur astronomy group Exoplanet Explorers have found a possibly habitable exoplanet

Source: Citizen scientists discover strange new world that pro astronomers missed