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  1. The President's 2021 budget request for NASA would push hard for human lunar exploration at the expense of several key programs.

    The post What’s in the New Proposed NASA Budget appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  2. New Horizon’s flyby of Arrokoth, a planetesimal in the Kuiper Belt, reveals a pristine object untouched since the solar system’s origin. Its shape and geology show that planetesimals form more gently than previously thought.

    The post New Horizons Reveals Full Picture of Arrokoth…and How Planets Form appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3. Astronomers all over are waiting with bated breath to see what Betelgeuse will do next. Is it going to start brightening again on February 21st? Or will it continue to surprise?

    The post Is Betelgeuse Approaching a Crossroads? appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. Whether you're celebrating Valentine's Day or boycotting it, anyone visiting this site loves the stars. Here's a chance to participate in an effort to make sure future generations love them too.

    The post Do You Love the Stars? Do Some Astronomy This Valentine’s Day appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. Occultations of stars by the Moon occur routinely, but planetary lunar occultations are much rarer birds. That's why I hope you'll make the effort Tuesday morning February 18th to watch the waning crescent Moon occult the planet Mars.

    The post Watch the Moon Occult Mars Before Sunrise on February 18th appeared first on Sky & Telescope.