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When you head outdoors tonight, take Sky & Telescope's podcast with you for a guided tour to the night sky. Learn what constellations are visible, find out where and when you'll see the planets, and catch each month's celestial highlights, from meteor showers to eclipses.
  1. Ahead of a decision on whether to fly the NASA spacecraft over Jupiter's Great Red Spot, hobbyists back on Earth provided crucial intel about the effects of an intruding disturbance.

    The post Amateurs Help Decide Juno’s Path appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  2. Learn how chase away the Moon to keep Comet 46P/Wirtanen in a dark sky. Here's an update on the comet's progress and what to look for in the coming nights.

    The post Chasing Comet 46P/Wirtanen as the Moon Looms appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3. Humanity’s search for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence has been underway, in one form or another, for decades. But how much searching have we really done?

    The post Searching for Alien Needles in the Cosmic Haystack appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. Move over 46P/Wirtanen, it's time for the Geminids, the richest meteor shower of the year.

    The post Spend an Hour with the Geminid Meteor Shower appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. The NASA spacecraft detected signs of hydrated minerals on Bennu's surface, suggesting that the asteroid's larger parent body once hosted liquid water.

    The post Osiris-REX Finds Hints of Past Water on Asteroid Bennu appeared first on Sky & Telescope.