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May 2002

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.

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When Branes Collide

Do extra dimensions explain some of the mysteries of the universe? Or do they create more mysteries?

Beyond the Pale

Stars hide a wealth of information about the universe encoded in their colors

Pluto or Bust

Finally, a mission seems sure to head off for the last great unexplored world in our solar system.

Russian-Made Telescopes

New imports from LOMO America, the company responsible for Russia's largest optical projects, offer Maksutovs for North American observers.

Celestial Portraits: Canes Venatici

A constellation highlighed by the Whirlpool Galaxy also holds many other bright star systems along with a pretty impressive globular custer.

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