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Where is astronomy going?
We ask 20 scientists what they think about the future and the next big discoveries.
Web Extra: Contributing to astronomy’s future
Learn more about 20 astronomy professionals who told us where they think astronomy will be in 50 years.
Has NASA lost its edge?
The next couple decades will see Europe, China, and Japan take over space missions.
Web Extra: NASA’s next major mission
Learn about the science that the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope will explore.
How the universe will end
First, Earth becomes uninhabitable, and then our galaxy collides with its neighbors. The rest is fascinating guesswork.
Web Extra: NASA’s trek into darkness
The Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope will have the angular resolution of the Hubble Space Telescope across a field of view 100 times larger.
Meet astronaut Chris Hadfield
This Canadian has flown more than 70 planes, has been in space three times, and is the only accomplished guitarist at zero g.
Starmus Festival takes off!
The Canary Islands host astronomy’s most amazing event where you can mingle with astronauts, Nobel Prize winners, and rock stars!
Of star parties and star seekers
Astronomy‘s star party gave way to visits to Kitt Peak, MMT, and the Whipple Observatory.
All about 47 Tucanae
This southern-sky wonder is beautiful to look at and even better for scientists to study.
Animating the Moon
Move over, Pixar, Erika Rix made a movie out of the Moon.
Web Extra: Sketching Moon phases
See how one amateur astronomer drew one lunation and put her observations in motion.
Astronomy’s fifth annual Star Products
These 35 amazing telescopes, cameras, and accessories will have you dreaming about starry nights.
Sky this Month
StarDome and Path of the Planets
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