Top 10 astronomy stories of 2006
Cosmologists peered into the Big Bang, astronomers tallied 200 alien worlds, and planetary scientists captured a comet.
Scientists aren”t done with NASA”s Stardust probe quite yet.
Hubble discovers 16 exotic planets
Egg-shaped planets with dazzling aurorae must be the norm for these new worlds that orbit within shouting distance of their parent stars.
Is the Orion Nebula as big as the Moon?
The Moon’s apparent size provides a yardstick for comparing the sky’s best-known targets.
Portraits from Mars
Images from Spirit and Opportunity turn raw science into artistic landscapes.
When scientists have the time, they can create beautiful pictures.
All about the Crab Nebula
A supernova blast seen in 1054 continues to shed light on stellar evolution.
Scientists watch this fascinating object change over time.
Learn how to capture dazzling solar photos.
Make Hubble shots your own dazzling photos
You can turn astronomical data into gorgeous images with the authors’ Photoshop plug-in.
Embed astronomy-specific information into your astroimages using the FITS Liberator plug-in for Photoshop.
Celestron’s Onyx 80EDF
Don’t let this scope’s compact size fool you – it’s a high-quality workhorse.
This month in Astronomy
Bob Berman’s strange universe
Glenn Chaple’s observing basics
Phil Harrington’s binocular universe
Cascading down the Giraffe”s neck
The sky this month