Young Astronomers Newsletter April 2017

The Young Astronomers Newsletter


The Young Astronomers Newsletter Volume 25 Number 4 April 2017

By Bob Patsiga



In this month’s edition of the newsletter Bob discusses:

  • Updates on progress and discoveries by the Mars rovers and lander (Curiosity, Opportunity and Phoenix). Discovery of rocks and minerals that support presence of ancient bodies of water.
  • Description of China’s new, huge radio telescope. The world’s largest single-dish radio telescope.
  • Revelations from Supernova 1987A. Expanding gas and matter is creating unique patterns.
  • Astronomical April birthdays.
  • Celestial happenings for April.
  • Two comets are in Draco and one may be visible with binoculars.
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