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  1. The Great American Eclipse may be over, but there are some exciting places around the globe getting ready for their own dances with darkness.

    The post When’s the Next Total Solar Eclipse? appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  2. The Curiosity rover on Mars detected the highest level of methane yet, but a follow-on experiment saw those levels recede within a week. Scientists are working to understand the significance of the result.

    The post Curiosity Detects Big Whiff of Methane on Mars appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3. Space agencies have selected two solar missions and a “comet interceptor” for development and launch.

    The post Exploring the Solar System: Mission Updates appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. Does the massive metallic core of a primordial impactor lie buried under the South Pole-Aitken basin on the lunar farside?

    The post Huge Mass Found Under Moon’s Largest Basin appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. A recent study suggests the dwarf galaxy Antlia 2 had a long-ago run-in with our galaxy, rippling and warping its disk. But not everyone agrees with that scenario.

    The post Did a Dwarf Galaxy Crash into the Milky Way? appeared first on Sky & Telescope.