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  1. A professional observatory in Greece has begun recording flashes created when bits of interplanetary debris strike the Moon.

    The post New High-End Search for Lunar Impacts appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  2. See what cosmic dust can do! Head outside this weekend for the peak of the Orionid meteor shower and an eyeful of zodiacal light.

    The post Orionid Meteors Max Out Sunday, Zodiacal Light Returns appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3. You'd think scientists would have Saturn all figured out after watching it up close for 13 years. They don't.

    The post Surprising Science from Cassini’s Grand Finale appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. Spacetime ripples from the neutron star smash-up usher in the age of multi-messenger astronomy.

    The post Astronomers Catch Gravitational Waves from Colliding Neutron Stars appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. The detection of a star-forming region 66,500 light-years from Earth, on the other side of our galaxy’s center, lends weight to the existence of an extended arm of the Milky Way.

    The post Seeing the Far Side of the Milky Way appeared first on Sky & Telescope.