Astronomy

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Starwatch: watch out for a man holding a snake
Now is the chance to find Ophiuchus, which some view as the 13th sign of the zodiac

Stuart Clark

26, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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How to photograph the moon on your phone or camera, and the best settings to use
Guardian Australia picture editor Carly Earl explains the dos and don’ts of taking pictures of the moon

Carly Earl

22, Jul, 2021 @12:54 AM

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Enormous balloon could help astronomers get clear view of space
SuperBIT project will suspend telescope under balloon the size of a football stadium 25 miles above surface of Earth

Alex Hern

20, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Starwatch: another moon cruise past Jupiter and Saturn
Low in the south, the planets are slowly moving apart following December’s great conjunction

Stuart Clark

19, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Starwatch: we’ve got aphelion the sun’s further away
At the furthest point in its orbit, Earth is now 5m kilometres more distant from the sun than in January

Stuart Clark

05, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Starwatch: enter the dragon, home to former pole star Thuban
The mighty Draco constellation is perfectly placed for viewing in northern hemisphere

Stuart Clark

28, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The new wave of gravitational waves
Ripples in spacetime caused by the collision of black holes were first detected in 2015. Now astrophysicists are looking for the waves created by the big bang itself

Philip Ball

27, Jun, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Cosmic dawn: scientists hope to peer back in time to see birth of stars
Telescope may be able to observe event now calculated to have taken place 250-350m years after big bang

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

24, Jun, 2021 @1:39 PM

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Scientists identify 29 planets where aliens could observe Earth
Astronomers estimate 29 habitable planets are positioned to see Earth transit and intercept human broadcasts

Ian Sample Science editor

23, Jun, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Starwatch: moon glides past Jupiter and Saturn in early hours
Night owls with clear skies will be able to chart procession during moon’s waning gibbous phase

Stuart Clark

21, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘Have you been there with a lantern?’ How Australians embrace the winter solstice
Whether it is the Dark Mofo effect or just a desire to dance in the dark, solstice celebrations are lighting up the night

Doosie Morris

19, Jun, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Starwatch: solstice brings longest day to northern hemisphere
This year, the precise moment of the solstice is 04.32 BST on 21 June, about 20 minutes before the sun rises at Stonehenge

Stuart Clark

14, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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