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August 2001

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Out of Sight, Out of MOND

If a maverick astronomer proves correct, dark matter may not permeate the universe - and we'd have to revisit the hallowed laws of Sir Isaac Newton.

Is There Life Under the Ice?

With abundant liquid water lurking beneath a crust of frigid ice, Jupiter's moon Europa could provide a hospitable climate for life.

What's Water Got to Do with It?

Everyone knows this simple molecule plays a key roll in the development and nourishment of life, but it also proves critical in the process of star formation.

Stepping Stones to Mars

A near-Earth asteroid could prove to be a tempting target for humans planning their next step beyond Earth orbit and as a trial run for the ultimate mission to Mars.

Voices in the Night

If you like the idea of telling your telescope where to go, you should check out the new DigitalSky Voice software from Astro-Physics.

Celestial Portraits: Aquila and Scutum

Backyard observers with small telescopes will find plenty of dazzling star clusters and glorious nebulae in this celestial duo.

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