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  1. A new study suggests that ‘Oumuamua’s strange trajectory back out to interstellar space can be explained if the object had the density of air.

    The post Was ‘Oumuamua a Fragment from a Disintegrated Comet? appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  2. As the White House requests an extra $1.6 billion for NASA's Artemis project, the agency moves forward with commercial partnerships.

    The post NASA’s Budget Gets a Boost for the Artemis Moon Initiative appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3. Jupiter's South Equatorial Belt appears to be pulling material from the Great Red Spot in an event that's visible from small scopes.

    The post Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Unfurls appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. New research shows that our quiet, middle-aged galaxy used to be quite the firecracker — a couple billion years ago it was exploding with new stars.

    The post Our Quiet Galaxy Used to Burst with Stars appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. The annual International Space Station marathon viewing season begins later this week, when skywatchers in the Northern Hemisphere can watch up to five successive ISS passes in one night.

    The post Watch International Space Station Flybys All Night Long appeared first on Sky & Telescope.