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Astro News Briefs: October 6–12

Five more moons for Uranus makes 27 total.

Celestial News & Events

The Orionids: Steady but Unspectacular

With a fat crescent Moon high in the sky during the predawn hours of the 21st, this is a so-so year for observing the annual Orionid meteor shower.

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Austrian Star Party

About 300 amateur astronomers from across Europe gathered in Austria for a star party in later September.

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Eclipse 2002: Africa or Australia?

In December the Dark Continent offers a longer duration of totality than the Australian Outback, but the latter site presents much better weather prospects. The choice is yours.

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Whirlwind Weekend of Irish Astronomy

In late September skygazers from across Ireland and the United Kingdom flocked to the 18th-annual Whirlpool Star Party.

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Astro News Briefs: September 22–28

The Galileo orbiter ends its mission by impacting Jupiter.

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Cassini Proves Einstein Right — So Far

Radio links with the Cassini spacecraft show Einstein's general theory of relativity to be correct to one part in 40,000. But new physics could show up just a little beyond.

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Europe's Mission to the Moon

The European Space Agency's SMART 1 spacecraft will bein mapping the Moon in January 2005

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For the Record

A production error affected a diagram in S. Alan Stern's article "The 3rd Zone: Exploring the Kuiper Belt" in Sky & Telescope's November 2003 issue, pages 30–36. The illustration on the last page was supposed to show the observed colors of Kuiper Belt objects as of 1998, 2000, and 2003.…

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Sagittarius Dwarf Galaxy Spans the Sky

It seems that the shredded remains of the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy encircle the Milky Way.

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A Bizarro "Cometoid"

Is it a comet? Is it an asteroid? Astronomers aren't sure what to call 133P/Elst-Pizarro.

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Astro News Briefs: September 15–21

Gamma-ray observatory gets delayed and more evidence for dark energy.

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X-Ray Flashes Find a Home

Are brief flashes of X-rays from random points in the sky related to gamma-ray bursts and exploding stars?

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Astro News Briefs: September 8–14

Beryllium mirrors for Hubble's successor; new moons for Uranus and Neptune; and Comet Halley Makes an Appearance.

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Where Are the Faintest Kuiper Belt Objects?

Astronomers used Kuiper Belt Object 2000 FV53 to guide the Hubble Space Telescope while searching for faint KBOs. The team found only three objects instead of the expected 85. Each of the discoveries is more than 100 times fainter than this KBO. Click on image for an animation.Courtesy NASA and…

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Saturn's Varied Colors

The Hubble Space Telescope looked at Saturn in three different "lights."

Celestial News & Events

The Dark of an Eclipsed Moon

Most observers who witnessed the lunar eclipse of May 15th described totality as being darker than usual.

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May's Unusual Solar Eclipse

On May 31st the Sun was a "ring of fire" over parts of Scotland, Iceland, and Greenland, while observers in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia enjoyed a partial solar eclipse.

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Black Hole "Sound" Heats a Galaxy Cluster

Bubbling blobs send powerful, super-deep sound waves rippling through a galaxy cluster's hot gas.

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Spotting Extrasolar Saturns

It is just a matter of time before astronomers find an extrasolar planet with Saturn-like rings.