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Stargazer Spots Pluto Amid Sagittarius Stars (Photo)
Pluto and Sagittarius Stars by Chumack
July 17th, 2014
Astrophotographer John Chumack captured the dwarf planet Pluto among the star fields of Sagittarius.
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Stupendous Supermoon Views Wow Stargazers (Photos)
A huge supermoon over Washington
July 14th, 2014
When the spectacular supermoon emerged on Saturday (July 12), so did shutterbugs around the world. Space.com readers from around the world sent in amazing photos of the amazing lunar display.
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Australian Fireball Caused by Russian Space Junk (Video)
Flaming Rocket Debris Over Australia
July 11th, 2014
Observers throughout southeastern Australia reported seeing a bright meteor streaking through the skies Thursday night. Experts have concluded that the fireball was caused by a piece of a Russian Soyuz rocket that launched Tuesday.
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Where's the Moon? Lunar Sights of the Late-Night Sky
Moon As It Appears Mid-July 2014
July 17th, 2014
Stargazers looking for the moon at nightfall may be wondering where Earth's nearest neighbor is in the night sky. Here's a handy guide to observing the moon in binoculars and telescopes in the late-night July sky.
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Weekend Stargazing: Mars, Mercury, and Spica (Oh My!)
Mars and Spica Sky Map July 2014
July 11th, 2014
The night sky this week is filled with interesting views four planets at the beginning and end of each night, but will be at its best on Saturday night (July 12).
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Mysterious Night-Shining Clouds Glow Above Northern Ireland (Photo)
Noctilucent Clouds Above Ireland
July 7th, 2014
Electric-blue noctilucent clouds glimmered in the sky just before dawn when this amazing image was captured.Astrophotographer John McConnell took the photo on June 20, 2014 from Maghaberry, Northern Ireland.
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Best Binoculars for Astronomy and Stargazing 2014
PENTAX DCF CS 8x42
July 15th, 2014
Binoculars are great for all kinds of stargazing, for beginners and seasoned veterans alike. Here are some of the best binoculars for astronomy.
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Supermoon Saturday: Supersized Full Moon Rises This Weekend
Photographer Medford Canby of Annapolis, Maryland, captured this amazing supermoon photo on June 23, 2013 as the full moon rose over a beach at Chesapeake Bay. There will be three supermoons in 2014, one each in July, August and September.
July 11th, 2014
The first of three supermoons this summer will rise Saturday night (July 12). Here's why July's full moon is one of the biggest of 2014.
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