Astronomy

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Starwatch: the moon and Saturn will look great together
Keep an eye out for the planet, appearing like a bright star with a slightly yellowish tinge

Stuart Clark

28, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Starwatch: Jupiter and Saturn form a guard of honour for ancient Aquarius
The venerable constellation, first recorded by the Babylonians, will be framed by the two planets in the south

Stuart Clark

21, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Starwatch: high-speed Leonids can be extremely bright and colourful
Dust grains forming meteor shower come from comet Tempel-Tuttle, which orbits sun every 33 years

Stuart Clark

14, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Overweight’ neutron star defies a black hole theory, say astronomers
Exclusive: Gamma-ray burst from colliding stars unexpectedly gave way to day-long sight of hypermassive body

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

10, Nov, 2022 @4:14 PM

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How to take a good photograph of the moon on your phone or camera with the best settings
Guardian Australia picture editor Carly Earl explains the dos and don’ts of photographing the moon

Carly Earl

08, Nov, 2022 @5:04 AM

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How to see tonight’s blood moon total lunar eclipse from Australia and New Zealand
Moon will take on a red hue as light reaching it passes through dust in the Earth’s atmosphere

Tanya Hill for the Conversation

07, Nov, 2022 @10:39 PM

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Starwatch: opposition is a chance to see Uranus with the naked eye
Earth will be directly between the sun and Uranus this week, making our solar system’s seventh planet appear brighter than usual

Stuart Clark

07, Nov, 2022 @5:45 AM

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Huge ‘planet killer’ asteroid discovered – and it’s heading our way
With a diameter of 1 to 2km, space rock named 2022 AP7 crosses our orbit but has ‘no chance’ of hitting Earth

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

01, Nov, 2022 @7:05 PM

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Starwatch: let bright Cassiopeia guide you to Lacerta, the lizard
Faint constellation of Lacerta is now perfectly placed for northern hemisphere viewers to identify

Stuart Clark

31, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Starwatch: Halley’s comet dust on show in meteor shower
More than 50 meteors an hour may be seen as Earth ploughs through fragments left by comet

Stuart Clark

17, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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UK joins international effort to uncover first moments of the universe
US-led project examines fraction of a second after big bang and ‘how all the structures in the night sky started’

Ian Sample Science editor

16, Oct, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Frank Drake obituary
Astrophysicist and astronomer whose Project Ozma searched for radio signals from planets that could support extraterrestrial life

Michael Rowan-Robinson

13, Oct, 2022 @4:34 PM

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