Astronomy May 2016

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A wrinkle in space-time confirms Einstein's gravitation
by Korey Haynes, Eric Betz
Astronomers have finally found gravitational waves. Now things can get interesting.

What's blowing bubbles in the Milky Way?
by Liz Kruesi
Strange hourglass lobes extend 25,000 light-years on either side of our galaxy's center.

Meet the next generation space telescope
by Korey Haynes
Using the High Definition Space Telescope, astronomers hope to discover life in the universe.

Observe Mars at its best
by Michael E. Bakich
The brightness of our celestial neighbor will have you seeing red through your scope this spring.

10 tempting spring binocular targets
by Phil Harrington
Find a seahorse and a stargate among these playful targets.

How to view Mercury's rare transit
by Richard Talcott
On May 9, the innermost planet appears in silhouette against the Sun's disk for the first time in nearly a decade.

35 favorite double stars
by Michael E. Bakich
Target these binary beauties, and you'll be seeing double all year long.

We test Denkmeier's 3-D eyepieces
by Mike Reynolds
This pair of eyepieces will bring a whole new depth to your observing.
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