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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.
Who Will Inherit the Universe?
Given a million years, an advanced civilization might be able to harness the power of a star - or galaxy - to accomplish extraordinary things.
Outer Space Laws: Who's Gonna Make 'Em?
From quarrels over mineral rights on other worlds to pickpockets aboard a space station, the heavens cry out for the creation of space laws.
Although the odds are remote that Earth will be hit by a large piece of cosmic flotsam or jetsam, the consequences would be devastating.
The Perfect Storm
Preliminary reports confirm that the 2001 Leonid meteor shower left an indelible impression on anyone who saw it.
To "Go-To" or Not to "Go-To"?
The question for backyard observers is whether computerized telescopes enhance the learning process or replace an essential understanding of the sky.
Collecting Space Stuff
Books, toys, autographs, and even vintage telescopes - space memorabilia comes in all shapes and sizes. Try these tips for starting or expanding your collection.
Celestial Portraits: Monoceros and Pyxis
They may not be the most prominent constellations in the sky, but the Unicorn and Compass offer enough sparkling clusters and vivid nebulae to please any observer.
Behind the Scenes
- Search for Earth-like Planets Narrows
- Astronomers Swap Secrets
- Black Hole Bites More Than It Can Chew
- Synchronous Aurorae Dazzle
- Galileo Samples Volcano
- Cloud Poised for Starbirth
While Mercury brightens the predawn sky, the moon passes in front of Saturn.
The Savvy Astronomer
- A Collectible Astrolabe
- Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
- Meteorites: Their Impact on Science and
- Walter Baade: A Life in Astrophysics
- Higher than Everest: An Adventurer's Guide
to the Solar System
- Imagining Space: Achievements,
Predictions, Possibilities: 1950-2050
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