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Best space gifts for astronomy lovers and stargazers

Explore the best gifts for space enthusiasts and backyard observers in our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide.  Read more >>>

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Artemis 1: NASA sends world’s most powerful rocket to the Moon

After many delays, NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) has successfully launched.  Read more >>>

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James Webb captures stellar portrait of Pillars of Creation

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From the editors at Astronomy magazine, gift the Space & Beyond Box.

6" Saturn Globe
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Disappearing Moon

Without our satellite, the planet would wobble, dramatically affecting seasons and climate.

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How does the Perseverance rover work?

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Gobekli Tepe: The world’s first astronomical observatory?
Pseudoscience and genuine archaeological mysteries surround humanity's oldest known temple. Read more >>> 
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"Mars Underground"

How a group of students sparked a return to the Red Planet. 

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Martian stargazing

Dark, dusty skies.

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Take a trip you'll never forget!
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'It's a haunting thing'

Space artists discuss the first black hole image.

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Cosmic comma

The Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405) in Auriga glows red in reality due to the star AE Aurigae. But this narrowband image, taken with 11 hours of exposure on an 11-inch scope, renders it in false color. The image was not taken in exactly the traditional Hubble palette (SHO), but uses the Askar ColorMagic D1 (Ha/OIII) and D2 (SII/OIII) duo-narrowband filters to achieve similar results. The filters are intended to help imagers obtain more OIII data, which is typically the weakest channel in narrowband deep-sky imaging.
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