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  1. Skywatchers are treated to a naked-eye comet as NEOWISE emerges into the the dawn sky.

    The post Comet NEOWISE Delights at Dawn appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  2. The discovery of a new feature on Jupiter gave NASA’s Juno mission an opportunity to image an emerging storm up close.

    The post Amateur Astronomer Discovers "Clyde's Spot" on Jupiter appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3. The summer of 2020 will see three spacecraft launch toward the Red Planet, each one with distinct objectives.

    The post Three Missions Head for Mars appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. Two bright new supernovae — 2020nlb in M85 and 2020nvb in NGC 4457 — are now within the range of amateur telescopes in the western sky at nightfall.

    The post Two Bright Supernovae Light Up Nearby Galaxies appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. Unlike in our solar system, not all planets orbit in the same direction as their stars rotate. A nearby planetary system may reveal how these orbits form.

    The post Alignment of a Star and a Planet appeared first on Sky & Telescope.