|The May 2010 Astronomy magazine, on newsstands April 6, probes the likely relationship between massive galaxies and the enormous black holes at their cores, examines astronomers' latest efforts searching for life beyond Earth, reviews Vixen's AX103S refractor telescope, provides a beautiful poster displaying our Milky Way Galaxy in tremendous detail, and more.|
Bonus Poster: Axel Mellinger's Milky Way mosaic
An amateur astronomer captures our galaxy in glorious detail.
Exploring the galaxy-black hole connection
Every large galaxy seems to have a supermassive black hole at its heart. Yet no one knows exactly how they feed off each other.
The new search for life in the universe
Astrobiologist Christopher Chyba tells the inside story of how astronomers are searching for other life.
If the organisms that scientists have found at Earth's extremes are any indication, life on other worlds could be pretty weird.
Galaxies near the dawn of time
The Hubble Space Telescope's latest and greatest deep-field image uncovers a population of compact and ultra-blue galaxies more than 13 billion light-years from Earth.
Target 30 obscure celestial gems
This list of faint, fainter, and faintest deep-sky targets will take your observing skills to the next level.
10 top summer binocular treats
You won't need a large telescope to spot these celestial wonders.
Fun observing the Sun
Double your observing time by targeting our daytime star.
Vixen's new refractor outperforms its specs
The AX103S APO MAX offers fine craftsmanship and superb optics in a small package.
This month in Astronomy
Bob Berman's Strange Universe
Glenn Chaple's Observing Basics
The solar system in a nutshell
Stephen James O'Meara's Secret Sky
The Sky this Month
David H. Levy’s Evening Stars
The Cosmic Grid
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