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As spotted by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, a binary star system 7,500 light-years away has undergone a violent stellar wrecking ball event.
Mike Simmons, President and Founder of the non-profit organization Astronomers Without Borders (AWB), gives Discovery News an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at an observing flight on board the world's biggest airborne infrared observatory.
On the evening of Saturday (July 18) the crescent moon, as it moves eastward across the sky, will appear to pass directly below the crescent planet Venus, which itself is moving westward across the sky.
Astronomers convened to present the latest findings on just about everything under the sun, and well beyond our solar system.
A space telescope designed to look into the furthest-most reaches of space at some of the most energetic phenomena in the known universe has, once again, been turned to face our nearest star.
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) has added more observatories to its global network of radio telescopes and the first image of our galaxy's black hole could be less than a year away.
Is there an astronomy story lurking somewhere amid the magic and the dragons and the 'Winter Is Coming' proclamations?
For the next few nights, be sure to make a special effort to go outside at twilight and look West -- if you live in the Northern Hemisphere and have clear skies.
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