Free Astronomy Magazine January-February 2019

THE FREE MULTIMEDIA MAGAZINE THAT KEEPS YOU UPDATED ON WHAT IS HAPPENING IN SPACE Bi-monthly magazine of scientific and technical information ✶ January-February 2019 Barnard’s Star b, the nearest super-Earth Bennu, “Didymoon” and Planetary Defense TRAPPIST-1 planets, a panspermia testbed • Most detailed observations of material orbiting close to a black hole • Two stars almost touching found inside a planetary nebula • CERN, ALMA and ESO launch art residency program, Symmetry • Hubble reveals a giant cosmic “bat shadow” • Gaia uncovers major event in the formation of the Milky Way ✶ ✶