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  1. Find out when and where to see Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4) — and stay tuned to see how bright (or not) this comet gets.

    The post Oh No! Comet ATLAS Is Fragmenting appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  2. As Starlink satellites continue to enter low-Earth orbit — there are 360 of them now — SpaceX is working to mitigate the serious problems they pose for astronomy.

    The post Starlink and the Astronomers: An Update appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3. Observations from the worldwide network of radio telescopes show the fire hose of plasma shooting from a distant galaxy does something strange near its source.

    The post Event Horizon Telescope Finds Bent Jet Near Black Hole appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. New observations of the interstellar comet — which traveled unaltered for eons before arriving in the solar system — have revealed it's fragmenting

    The post Is the Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov Breaking Up? appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. The astronomer who taught us we are all made of stardust has passed away after celebrating her 100th birthday on August 12, 2019.

    The post Celebrating Astronomer Margaret Burbidge, 1919–2020 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.