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  1. Astronomers have discovered a newborn neutron star in a rare pairing with an old red giant companion.

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  2. New ALMA observations reveal a fiber-like structures within a longer, well-studied filament. These fibers contain the seeds of future stars.

    The post Look Inside the Orion Nebula appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3. A controversial 1950 book by Immanuel Velikovsky declared that our neighbor world was spawned by Jupiter 3,500 years ago and nearly struck Earth — twice.

    The post Velikovsky’s Venus appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. A physicist has incorporated a quantum mechanical idea with general relativity to arrive at a new alternative to black hole singularities.

    The post Physicist Proposes Alternative to Black Holes appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. The University of Chicago is ending its support for Yerkes Observatory, a historic, castle-like building built to house a gigantic telescope, on October 1st. Its future remains unclear.

    The post The Not-Quite Closing of Yerkes Observatory appeared first on Sky & Telescope.