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October 2016

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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

Venus revisited

New missions aim to untangle the mysteries of how the planet's scorching surface and violent clouds came to be.

A brief history of black holes

The 1964 discovery of Cygnus X-1 filled in a missing piece of Einstein's theories and widened our understanding of the universe.

Sky This Month

StarDome and Path of the Planets

Ask Astro

Through the clouds.

The hunt for stars' hidden fingerprints

Examining current stars is giving astronomers a look at past generations.

Observe the 100 brightest galaxies

Here's an observing challenge that will keep you busy all year long.

Astronomy's seventh annual Star Products

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