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  1. By studying the images of small young star systems, astronomers expect to learn more about the formation of our solar system.

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  2. Sky & Telescope presents the second edition of its most popular celestial atlases, the Pocket Sky Atlas and the Jumbo Pocket Sky Atlas!

    The post Here’s What’s New in the Pocket Sky Atlas, 2nd Edition appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3. The Perseid meteor shower is like no other. Every August it delivers up to 100 meteors an hour in pleasant weather conducive to getting outside and staying up late. What's more, most kids still aren't in school, making it possible for the entire family to enjoy the event.

    The post Perseids Peak August 11–12 — Get Ready for the Show appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. Scientists have thought that the largest main-belt asteroid, Ceres, had an ancient ocean beneath its surface. But new data from the Dawn spacecraft show the underground ocean might still be there.

    The post Asteroid Ceres: An Ocean World appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. The Hayabusa 2 team has laid out a proposal for an extended mission to one of two asteroids after the spacecraft's sample return this December.

    The post Potential New Targets for Japan's Hayabusa 2 Mission appeared first on Sky & Telescope.