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March 2001

The world's best-selling astronomy magazine offers you the most exciting, visually stunning, and timely coverage of the heavens above. Each monthly issue includes expert science reporting, vivid color photography, complete sky coverage, spot-on observing tips, informative telescope reviews, and much more! All this in an easy-to-understand, user-friendly style that's perfect for astronomers at any level.

Features

Discovering Worlds in Transit

Searching for subtle dips in brightness is all the rage among astronomers seeking Earthlike planets beyond the solar system.

A NEAR Look at Eros

As the NEAR spacecraft completes its year-long survey of the boulder-strewn Eros, it helps solidify the link between asteroids and meteorites.

In Search of Fresh Fall

The June 1998 blasts that ripped the air above a parched New Mexico landscape set off a frenzy among amateur and professional meteorite hunters.

Is Earth Unique?

Most astronomers and biologists believe life exists elsewhere in the universe but, so far at least, we are it.

Home Sweet Spheres

Big and small, hot and cold - our solar system's nine planets run the gamut of possibilities.

Big Scopes Go Nose to Nose

If razor-sharp images of planets and bright deep-sky objects are your cup of tea, check out the new high-end refractors from TeleVue and Vixen.

Is the Universe Irish?

Lots of people like to wear the green for one of March's favorite celebrations, but to the cosmos every day is Saint Patrick's Day.

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