From the December 2009 issue

Bob Berman’s Strange Universe: Why is Neptune so ugly?

February 2010: Contrast and complexity win out in astronomy's beauty competition.
By | Published: December 28, 2009 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
Bob Berman

We’re attracted to astronomy for many reasons. It’s heady. Mysterious. Awesome. Some of us happily go broke buying fabulous telescopes and gadgets. Some enjoy the math. Yet one major aspect produces no science and little official discussion: beauty.