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From Leonid Meteor Showers to partial lunar eclipse: Here a list of celestial events in November to look out for
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From Leonid Meteor Showers to partial lunar eclipse: Here a list of celestial events in November to look out for

On 18 November, one will have an excellent chance to spot planet Uranus, if one looks north of the nearly Full Moon.

Hubble celebrates 31st anniversary with image of one of the largest stars in the Milky Way
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Hubble celebrates 31st anniversary with image of one of the largest stars in the Milky Way

AG Carinae is a few million years old and has been existing some 20,000 light-years away inside the Milky Way.

Rare glimpse of Venus in a new light captured by WISPR camera on NASA's Parker probe
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Rare glimpse of Venus in a new light captured by WISPR camera on NASA's Parker probe

Experts are still looking into the cause and origin of the streaks in the ethereal photograph, taken from 12,380 kilometres away.

Astronomers observe magnetar J1818 that is exhibiting very unusual activity
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Astronomers observe magnetar J1818 that is exhibiting very unusual activity

J1818 was emitting unusual pulsar-like radio waves in May but by June, it had started flickering between magnetar and pulsar-like properties.

Scientists use New Horizon to find number of galaxies from glow of the universe
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Scientists use New Horizon to find number of galaxies from glow of the universe

The ‘leftover glow’ is coming from some dwarf galaxies that are present in the nearby universe “just beyond detectability”

Star sisters: Around 500 stars born together in Theia 456 are now moving together
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Star sisters: Around 500 stars born together in Theia 456 are now moving together

All the stars streams in the Milky Way have been conveniently named Theia for the Greek Titan goddess of sight and heavenly light.

Scientists witness the death of a galaxy 9 million light-years away unfold, in a remarkable first
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Scientists witness the death of a galaxy 9 million light-years away unfold, in a remarkable first

The rare and recent discovery also shows that galaxies could shut down as a result of mergers.

NASA shares Hubble image of dazzling supernova-prone 'fireworks galaxy' NGC 6946
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NASA shares Hubble image of dazzling supernova-prone 'fireworks galaxy' NGC 6946

Stargazers are able to marvel at NGC 6946 with a telescope since it is a face-on galaxy, that observers see it facing them at all times.

Researchers measure and confirm the distance to oldest, farthest galaxy GN-z11 in the universe
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Researchers measure and confirm the distance to oldest, farthest galaxy GN-z11 in the universe

The team of researchers measured the redshift of GN-z11, which is the light stretches out, becomes redder, the farther it travels.

Fast radio burst detected in the Milky Way is repeating, scientists confirm
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Fast radio burst detected in the Milky Way is repeating, scientists confirm

In April this year, a weaker burst was detected and astronomers tracked it to a unique kind of star called a magnetar some 30,000 light-years away from us.

Milky Way's family tree show that its biggest collision was with the Kraken galaxy
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Milky Way's family tree show that its biggest collision was with the Kraken galaxy

Astronomers have, for decades, suspected that old globular clusters could be used as “fossils” to reconstruct early assembly histories of galaxies.

NASA's time-lapse of the Comet ISON shows it journeying towards the Sun, before it broke apart in 2013
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NASA's time-lapse of the Comet ISON shows it journeying towards the Sun, before it broke apart in 2013

ISON had a tail that was 20 times wider than the full Moon and its head was so bright that it could have been seen in the “pre-dawn eye with the unaided eye”.

Milky Way's halo of heated gases that helps form planets, is filled with residues from dead stars
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Milky Way's halo of heated gases that helps form planets, is filled with residues from dead stars

The observation was possible because of the works of a minisatellite called HaloSat that was launched from the ISS in 2018.

Star cluster feeding the black hole in our Milky Way has gobbled up a dwarf galaxy: Study
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Star cluster feeding the black hole in our Milky Way has gobbled up a dwarf galaxy: Study

Some nuclear star clusters in our galaxy must have been formed from objects falling into black holes, the research suggests.

Stunning images from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory show cosmic objects, stars, supernovas
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Stunning images from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory show cosmic objects, stars, supernovas

While Chandra captures X-rays in the outflow of stellar explosions in some images, Hubble throws light on galaxies.

Hubble telescopes finds that Andromeda’s halo is already touching the Milky Way's halo
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Hubble telescopes finds that Andromeda’s halo is already touching the Milky Way's halo

Scientists have mapped the enormous halo of Andromeda and found that the halo extends 1.3 million light-years from the galaxy.

Puzzling dimming of Betelgeuse's brightness could be due to supernova, study suggests
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Puzzling dimming of Betelgeuse's brightness could be due to supernova, study suggests

The mystery has enthralled skywatchers since the star began to lose brightness, and fast, in October 2019.

ESA scientists discover dead star in the Milky Way emitting a unique radiation mix
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ESA scientists discover dead star in the Milky Way emitting a unique radiation mix

Radio bursts are t mystery, they pulse brightly in radio waves for just a few milliseconds before fading away and are rarely seen again.

Stunning image of Milky Way-like galaxy's X-shaped magnetic field captured in new radio study
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Stunning image of Milky Way-like galaxy's X-shaped magnetic field captured in new radio study

Radio astronomy tools used by researchers found previously unknown magnetic field structures in the NGC 4217 galaxy.

Intergalactic wall: Stretch of galaxies some 1.4 bn light-years long discovered in the universe
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Intergalactic wall: Stretch of galaxies some 1.4 bn light-years long discovered in the universe

The structure stretches across the southern border of the universe, and comprises thousands of galaxies and huge amounts of gas and dust.