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June 2020

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The world's best-selling astronomy magazine offers you the most exciting, visually stunning, and timely coverage of the heavens above. Each monthly issue includes expert science reporting, vivid color photography, complete sky coverage, spot-on observing tips, informative telescope reviews, and much more! All this in an easy-to-understand, user-friendly style that's perfect for astronomers at any level.

Features

Warm and not so fuzzy

The Spitzer Space Telescope ceased operations in January, but not before giving scientists keen insight into star birth, exoplanets, and the shape of our galaxy.

Explore the world of galaxies

These star cities are vast islands of matter, floating in a nearly limitless sea of inky black space.

Prepare for launch: Perseverance

Equipped with a suite of high-tech tools — including a rock-blasting laser, two microphones, 23 cameras, and a helicopter — NASA’s latest rover will explore the Red Planet like never before.

Discover exoplanets from your backyard

With the right equipment and techniques, finding these elusive objects is easier than you think.

Enjoy the sky’s great globulars

These 20 top clusters offer magical targets in any season.

Departments

Ask Astro

How did stony meteorites form from the dust cloud of the early solar system?

How do we compare the mass or exoplanets to Earth?

In which direction does the Sun move through the Milky Way?

Sky this Month

Jupiter and Saturn shine together

StarDome and Path of the Planets

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