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  1. The discovery of a runaway star in Hubble's image of the Orion Nebula suggests a stellar tussle ejected three stars 540 years ago.

    The post Runaway Star Points to Stellar Nursery Free-for-all appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  2. A new study of six young, star-forming galaxies suggests they have less dark matter than expected. But the results may say more about galaxy evolution than about the nature of dark matter.

    The post Less Dark Matter in Young Galaxies? appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3. Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak begins its best showing of the year this week as it slingshots across the Big Dipper into circumpolar skies.

    The post Comet 41P/T-G-K Greens Up For St. Paddy’s Day appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. Winds that charge away from supermassive black holes at a fraction of the speed of light have long been mysterious and even contentious. Now, new evidence sheds light on their origins.

    The post Swift Black Hole Winds May Shape Galaxy appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. Cassini gave us a good look a Saturn's moon Pan last week... and what a strange world it is.

    The post Welcome to Pan: Saturn’s Ravioli-Shaped Moon appeared first on Sky & Telescope.