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Kelly Kizer Whitt

Weather whiplash more frequent in warming world?

Weather whiplash events are when conditions shift abruptly between extreme weather. Scientists say this will become more common as the Arctic warms.

Juno flyby of Europa and 1st images

The Juno flyby of Europa on September 29, 2022, will come within 222 miles (538 km) of the satellite. Will it see plumes of water? We'll know soon!

DART strikes its asteroid, in 1st planetary defense test

The DART spacecraft got closer and closer to its asteroid target - then struck it - on Monday, September 26, 2022, in the world's 1st planetary defense test.

Comet C/2017 K2 moves into southern skies

Comet C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS) is now a target for southern skies as it slowly brightens toward perihelion, its closest point to the sun.

Webb sees Neptune’s rings and moons. Wow!

Webb sees Neptune's rings and moons! They're the best images in 30 years, since Voyager 2 swept past. See the new Webb images here.

Effects of nuclear war on Earth today: ‘Not winnable’

A nuclear war isn't winnable, says a recent study. It would lead to a new ice age, killing algae at the base of the ocean food chain and blocking shipping ports with ice.

The moon is near Regulus, September 22 – 24

What's that bright star by the moon on the mornings of September 22, 23 and 24, 2022? The crescent moon is near Regulus, the brightest star in Leo the Lion.

Equuleus the Little Horse on autumn nights

Equuleus the Little Horse is a diminutive constellation that lies south of the Summer Triangle. September nights are a great time to view the Little Horse.

See the Beehive Cluster and moon in binoculars

You can see the Beehive Cluster, M44, on the morning of September 21, 2022. The waning crescent moon will fit in the same binocular field of view.

Pavo and Indus, the Peacock and the Indian

Pavo and Indus, the constellations of the Peacock and Indian, respectively, are viewing targets for southern observers in the month of September.