Weird moons of the solar system

A Star Wars satellite, a sponge-like celestial body, and a world on fire — these are just some of the oddities you’ll find on a tour of planetary moons.

Web Extra: Two more weird worlds to explore

Each moon in our solar system has its own unique characteristics to intrigue scientists, including Saturn’s Titan and Phoebe.

The newest big thing in radio astronomy

The 66-antenna Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array catches radio waves that remain hidden from other telescopes.

Web Extra: Explore ALMA with the ALMA Explorer

On this interactive website, you can travel from the antennas in the high Atacama Desert to the llamas near San Pedro, watching interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.

A new way to search for life in space

Photosynthesis is arguably the most critical key to life on Earth.

Web Extra: The hunt for extraterrestrials

Scientists are developing new techniques to search for extraterrestrial intelligence — ones that could track down E.T.s even if they are trying to hide.

How to observe variable nebulae

Check out these deep-sky objects.

Chasing the Moon’s shadow through Africa

Our adventures offered dramatic scenery and some stunning eclipse vistas.

Web Extra: Scenery from an African eclipse

Our November trips to Africa involved the solar eclipse, impressive scenery, and other photographic sights.

Starmus rocks astronomy!

A unique festival of astronomy, space exploration, telescopes, and music will shake up the Canary Islands in September 2014.

Remote observing takes a giant leap forward

The iTelescope.Net service provides telescopes, cameras, filters, and more at dark sites, allowing you to acquire images online.

Testing Sky-Watcher USA’s new refractor

A nice package, great performance, and a reasonable price combine to make this 4.7-inch telescope a winner.


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