Astronomy November 2014

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November 2014
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Rosetta sets its sights on comet mysteries
by Richard Talcott
A small emissary from planet Earth has entered orbit around Comet 67P, where it will perform the most detailed reconnaissance of a comet ever.

A comet's nucleus laid bare
by Richard Talcott
Scientists working with the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft have decided where on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko’s nucleus they will set down the Philae lander.

Catch the sounds of exploding stars
by Raffaella Margutti
Astronomers are arranging music based on observations to learn much more about supernovae.

How astronomers measure the cosmos
by C. Renée James
Sound waves at the beginning of time may help scientists find the universe's expansion rate today.

Secrets of the Pinwheel Galaxy
by Rod Pommier
Finding nebulae and clusters in this Local Group spiral is a snap.

When astronomy gives you goosebumps
by Michael E. Bakich
Sometimes our hobby is so cool, it gives you the chills.

A great year for the Leonids
by Michael E. Bakich
Set your observing clock for the evening hours of November 17, and see if this highly variable meteor shower offers any surprises.

Astronomy tests William Optics' new refractor
by Tom Trusock
Superb craftsmanship and high-quality optics make this a 4-inch telescope you'll be proud to own.
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