Young Astronomers Newsletter November 2017

The Young Astronomers Newsletter


The Young Astronomers Newsletter Volume 25 Number 11 November 2017

By Bob Patsiga



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

  • LIGO and its Italian counterpart VIRGO pick up some HUGE gravitational wave readings. Where did they come from and what did we learn from the detection?
  • Interesting discoveries made about the dwarf planet Haumea.
  • Japanese and US space agencies are studying geologic features of our lunar body to possibly aid the prospects of human shelters on the moon.
  • With finding water quite abundant in other parts of our solar system, what does that mean for the possibility of finding life outside of our planet?
  • Astronomical birthdays for November.
  • Celestial happenings for the month.
  • and a constellation matching game.
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