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Hunting for earthlike planets
First astronomers have to find a nearby planet in its star's habitable zone, and then they’ll need to characterize its atmosphere to determine if life might exist there.
Studying the atmospheres of earthlike planets may be a few years in the future, but astronomers are analyzing weather on the largest worlds now.
Messages from Mercury
The MESSENGER spacecraft enters orbit around the innermost planet in March to explore its geological history, thin atmosphere, dense core, and the strange stuff at its poles.
Star-struck in Iceland
The tiny North Atlantic island nation boasts a large amateur astronomical society, inspires the world’s space artists, and features some of the most dazzling auroral displays anywhere.
Explore the Centaurus A galaxy cluster
Point your telescope toward the south this spring, and target this group of little-observed objects.
Target galaxies with a big gun
These eight spring showpieces reveal exquisite detail through large scopes.
10 top spring binocular treats
All you need to enjoy these gems is a dark sky and two eyes.
Zhumell’s 25x100 binoculars capture lots of light
These impressive binoculars provide brilliant, high-power views of celestial objects.
Bob Berman’s Strange Universe
Glenn Chaples Observing Basics
Stephen James O'Meara’s Secret Sky
David H. Levy’s Evening Stars
Tony Hallas Imaging the Cosmos
The Sky this Month
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This Month in Astronomy
The truth? You can’t handle the truth!
Super-Earth’s atmosphere analyzed, but still mysterious
A new view of Earth’s magnetosphere
First carbon-rich planet found
The Cosmic Grid
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