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Remembering Stephen Hawking

Astronomy editor David Eicher remembers the great physicist in words, and the Starmus Advisory Board shares a short video tribute.
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Wandering star shook up the solar system

70,000 years ago, a nomadic star came within a light-year of the Sun, likely sending dozens of comets and asteroids tumbling from the solar system. Read more >>>
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One Strange Rock will change the way you see the planet

National Geographic’s new 10-part series, airing now, presents Earth as a fascinating, vibrant, and living place, from the unique perspective of those few who have left its surface. Read more >>>

Swift Mercury

Mercury hangs bright in the evening sky! Learn more about this tiny planet now. Read more >>>

Mysterious Venus

It's easy to explore the second planet from the Sun with web content on our sister world. Read more >>>
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How does space change the human body?

NASA’s Twins Study sent one identical twin to space for a year, while the other stayed on Earth. Ten separate research projects then tracked how their bodies changed. Read More >>>

Hubble reboots Messier Catalog

New images added to Hubble Messier Catalog

What is dead may never die

Bizarre "zombie" star went supernova not once, but twice.
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Celebrate Pluto's discovery!

88 years ago, Pluto blinked into view on an astronomical image and challenged our understanding of the solar system. Join us in celebrating the icy world's short but eventful history. Read more >>>

SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy

SpaceX launched its largest rocket yet. Rewatch here >>>

Starmus V announces 2019 lineup

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Our Milky Way

Astronomy magazine and artist Jon Lomberg highlight our home galaxy: the Milky Way. Learn more >>>
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Centaurus A’s satellites rotate together

New observations confirm what astronomers have seen elsewhere … and challenge current dark matter models. Read more >>>

A disant galaxy at high power

This strangely dormant galaxy is magnified 30x. Read more >>>

A possible slew of extragalactic exoplanets

Rogue planets explain a strange observation. Learn more >>>
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Explorer 1: The start of the American Space Age

January 31 marks the 60th anniversary of Explorer 1, America's first satellite, which ushered the United States into the Space Race. Read More >>>

June 30-July 10, 2019

Enjoy spectacular eclipse viewing, Machu Picchu, and much more on this 11-day journey.
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October 3-13, 2018

Enjoy 8 full nights of relaxed aurora viewing surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty.
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Read our blog

Astronomy magazine editors share their unique insight from behind the scenes of the science, hobby, and magazine. Read more >>>
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New pulsar result supports particle dark matter

The nature of dark matter remains elusive, but astronomers are now one step closer to the answer. Read more >>>

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Looking for a telescope?

Let Celestron and Astronomy help you find your ideal first or next telescope in this free digital supplement. Get it here >>>

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What do belts around Proxima Centauri mean for exoplanet research?

Astronomy has a Q&A with Guillem Anglada-Escude, one of the discoverers of the nearest exoplanet to us. Read more >>>
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LIGO detects a neutron star merger

Astronomers have just caught gravitational waves - and more - from a pair of merging neutron stars. Read more >>>
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Get the answers to your Laser SETI questions

Check out our guest blog by a SETI scientist, with the answers to your questions about the search for extraterrestrial life. Read more >>>
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The Real Reality Show

Join our editor-in-chief David Eicher on an expedition through the heart of science headlines. Read More >>>
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Check out our long-form features!

When big news happens or a huge story needs to be told, it's time to dig deep. Read more >>>
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Space missions that dodged disaster

Some of our most successful spacecraft almost weren't. Read more >>>

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Remembering Stephen Hawking

Astronomy editor David Eicher remembers the great physicist in words, and the Starmus Advisory Board shares a short video tribute.
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