Young Astronomers Newsletter November 2017

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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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