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Celebrate Pluto's discovery!

88 years ago, Pluto blinked into view on an astronomical image and challenged our understanding of the solar system. Join us in celebrating the icy world's short but eventful history. Read more >>>
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Wait... how big is that galaxy?

Astronomers used to believe that the Andromeda Galaxy was three times the size of the Milky Way. Not anymore. Read more >>>

SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy

SpaceX launched its largest rocket yet. Rewatch here >>>

Starmus V announces 2019 lineup

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Centaurus A’s satellites rotate together

New observations confirm what astronomers have seen elsewhere … and challenge current dark matter models. Read more >>>

A disant galaxy at high power

This strangely dormant galaxy is magnified 30x. Read more >>>

A possible slew of extragalactic exoplanets

Rogue planets explain a strange observation. Learn more >>>
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Explorer 1: The start of the American Space Age

January 31 marks the 60th anniversary of Explorer 1, America's first satellite, which ushered the United States into the Space Race. Read More >>>
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Pulsars at 50: Still going strong

When astronomers initially stumbled upon these rapidly spinning beacons in 1967, they thought they had found ET. The truth was almost as shocking. Read more >>>

June 30-July 10, 2019

Enjoy spectacular eclipse viewing, Machu Picchu, and much more on this 11-day journey.
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October 3-13, 2018

Enjoy 8 full nights of relaxed aurora viewing surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty.
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Our Milky Way

Astronomy magazine and artist Jon Lomberg highlight our home galaxy: the Milky Way. Learn more >>>
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Join our Costa Rica tour

Journey to the Central American paradise for the Southern Sky Party. Read more >>>
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Read our blog

Astronomy magazine editors share their unique insight from behind the scenes of the science, hobby, and magazine. Read more >>>
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New pulsar result supports particle dark matter

The nature of dark matter remains elusive, but astronomers are now one step closer to the answer. Read more >>>

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What is dead may never die

Astronomers discovered a bizarre "zombie" star that went supernova not just once, but twice. Read more >>>
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Looking for a telescope?

Let Celestron and Astronomy help you find your ideal first or next telescope in this free digital supplement. Get it here >>>

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What do belts around Proxima Centauri mean for exoplanet research?

Astronomy has a Q&A with Guillem Anglada-Escude, one of the discoverers of the nearest exoplanet to us. Read more >>>
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LIGO detects a neutron star merger

Astronomers have just caught gravitational waves - and more - from a pair of merging neutron stars. Read more >>>
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Space changes how genes are expressed

Scott Kelly's genes behaved differently than those of his Earth-bound, identical twin brother. Read more >>>
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Get the answers to your Laser SETI questions

Check out our guest blog by a SETI scientist, with the answers to your questions about the search for extraterrestrial life. Read more >>>
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The Real Reality Show

Join our editor-in-chief David Eicher on an expedition through the heart of science headlines. Read More >>>
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Check out our long-form features!

When big news happens or a huge story needs to be told, it's time to dig deep. Read more >>>
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Space missions that dodged disaster

Some of our most successful spacecraft almost weren't. Read more >>>

Astronomy Crab Nebula Jigsaw Puzzle

Shows more than 1,000 stars to the fifth magnitude and lists many star names.

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Celebrate Pluto's discovery!

88 years ago, Pluto blinked into view on an astronomical image and challenged our understanding of the solar system. Join us in celebrating the icy world's short but eventful history. Read more >>>
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