Friday, May 19, 2017

EarthSky News - May 19 - A Giant Magnetic Bridge Between Galaxies

May 19

A Giant Magnetic Bridge Between Galaxies

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A giant magnetic bridge between galaxies

Known as the Magellanic Bridge, it's a huge stream of neutral gas stretching 75,000 light-years between the 2 Magellanic Clouds, satellite galaxies orbiting our Milky Way.

A moon for the 3rd-largest dwarf planet

So many moons! With the discovery of a moon for 2007 OR10, most known dwarf planets in the Kuiper Belt - larger than 600 miles across - now are known to have companions. 

NASA camera views sunglint from Earth

You'd expect sunglint from an ocean or other body of water. But the camera caught some glints over land as well. A new NASA video explains how scientists solved the mystery.

Tonight … Look for the beautiful Northern Crown

Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown, is an almost perfect semi-circle of stars.  Look for it between two bright stars: Arcturus and Vega.

EarthSky Lunar Calendars are on sale 50% OFF

A unique and beautiful poster-sized calendar. Keep up with all phases of the moon every night of the year. Only about 100 left in stock, get them while you can!

Tonight … Look for the beautiful Northern Crown

Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown, with its brightest star Alphecca. Photo by Fred Espenak.

Milky Way over Ijen Volcano

Since National Geographic ran a story on the electric-blue flame of Ijen Volcano, tourism has increased. Seeing the night sky is another reason to go! Photo taken April 27 by Martin Marthadinata.

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