Young Astronomers Newsletter October 2017

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The Young Astronomers Newsletter Volume 25 Number 10 October 2017

By Bob Patsiga

 

 

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

  • A close call with an upcoming asteroid.
  • The dramatic demise of the Cassini Space Probe.
  • Names the IAU are proposing for some of the detailed features found in our recent Pluto fly-by.
  • Interesting findings recently confirmed about the major Jovian moons.
  • A study by the University of California finds something interesting that can help in the search and us understand of gravity waves.
  • A recent article in Astronomy Magazine about a few types of  cosmic dust.
  • Updates on the search for Planet X.
  • The Kepler Space telescope has yielded its final findings for possible exoplanets.
  • Hurricane Maria has inflicted significant damage to the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico.
  • Astronomical Birthdays for October.
  • Celestial happenings for the month.
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