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Life inside a globular cluster
Imagine doing astronomy when 10 thousand 1st-magnitude stars light up your night sky.
Web Extra: Journey to a vast star city
Hundreds of thousands of stars populate the globular star cluster 47 Tucanae, making it one of the Milky Way’s biggest and brightest such clusters.
Chandra’s 10 biggest discoveries
For nearly 15 years, this X-ray observatory has shown what happens to material as it approaches a black hole, how dark energy affects galaxy cluster growth, and how many active galaxies populate the cosmos.
Web Extra: Three more top Chandra discoveries
The space-based X-ray observatory has helped answer many questions that astronomers have about the high-energy cosmos.
The universe in X-rays
NuSTAR can see X-rays more extreme than any other telescope, opening a new window on the oldest black holes and the newest supernovae.
Web Extra: Watch NuSTAR do its thing
NuSTAR is a feat of strange engineering that is able to discover strange sloshing in stars, as these two videos show.
Gerald Rhemann imaging from near and far
With remote observatories in Namibia and the Alpen foothills, this Austrian imager can lock his lens on any comet or nebula he likes.
Web Extra: Gerald Rhemann’s universe
This imager’s body of work showcases the beautiful objects both he and the universe are capable of producing.
Enhance your observing with filters
Not seeing enough detail on planets? Light pollution getting you down? In each case, the solution may be a small piece of glass.
Hunting aurorae in the Arctic
Astronomy‘s editors battled bitter cold and high winds to witness the northern lights.
Web Extra: Sights of the Arctic
Between nights filled with northern lights, two editors experienced the amazing scenery and rich culture of two Nordic countries.
12 sweet summer bino treats
Grab your binoculars and explore double stars, asterisms, and star clusters.
Astronomy tests Celestron’s StarSense
This accessory allows you to transform your old go-to mount into one that aligns itself.
Sky this Month
StarDome and Path of the Planets
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