Several thousands of amateur astronomers flocked to the 2017 Northeast Astronomy Forum, held every year in Suffern, New York, to see some of the hottest new telescopes, mounts, cameras, eyepieces, and other astronomy equipment at one of the world's largest astro trade shows. Former S&T editor Dennis di Cicco interviewed several vendors about their n […]
Following the release of the 2018 budget, the space agency has ordered an “orderly closeout” for the Asteroid Redirect program. The post NASA Closes Out Its Asteroid Redirect Mission appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
Direct imaging of exoplanets was once only possible for the brightest of planets orbiting the dimmest of stars — but improving technology is turning this into an increasingly powerful technique. In a new study, direct-imaging observations of the Jupiter-like exoplanet 51 Eridani b provide tantalizing clues about its atmosphere. The post A Partly Cloudy Exopl […]