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Read news from the world of astronomy for the week of January 28, 2022.
Latest News
Fully deployed, the James Webb Space Telescope arrived at its new home, in a halo orbit around the Earth-Sun L2 Lagrange point.

Scientists have found a chemical signature that hints at ancient life on Mars. But other possible explanations remain.

Astronomers are starting to close in on the origins of fast radio bursts.

Two fuzzy red objects in the early universe may be galaxies shining at us from only a few hundred million years after the Big Bang.

A new study of Starlink satellites’ impact on astronomy gives the community cause for both relief and concern.

A discarded Falcon 9 upper stage will impact the lunar farside on March 4th.

New observations suggest a black hole 100,000 times the mass of the Sun lurks in the center of a globular cluster of the Andromeda Galaxy.

Observing Highlights
Right after dark, face east and look almost straight up. The bright star is Capella. To the right of it is a small, narrow triangle of stars known as "The Kids." Spot the Winter Triangle in the southeast after dinnertime.

Mizar and Alcor, stars sometimes referred to as “the horse and the rider,” serve as a vision test and an introduction to “double stars.”

There’s no better way to start the new year than listening to our monthly Sky Tour astronomy podcast.

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