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  1. The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) will soon begin a new round of observations. Now you can find out about the discoveries as they happen.

    The post Listen Up: Get Gravitational-wave Alerts appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  2. Despite months of listening, NASA has failed to pick up any signals from the stalwart Opportunity rover.

    The post Opportunity Reaches the End of Its Long Road appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3. On Monday night, February 18th, observers in the western U.S. and Mexico may see the occultation of a lifetime when a tiny asteroid momentarily blots out the night sky's brightest star.

    The post Will Sirius Disappear on February 18th? appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. By tracing stars in other galaxies, the Gaia satellite has helped astronomers understand the relative motions of the Milky Way's galactic siblings.

    The post New Study Pushes Back Milky Way’s Dust-up with Andromeda appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. A vision from 70 years ago, the Zwicky Transient Facility has produced a wave of discoveries — but it’s only a hint of what’s to come.

    The post New Astro Camera Spots Thousands of Celestial Flare-ups appeared first on Sky & Telescope.