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OK, Where Are They?
Although many think our Galaxy teems with civilizations, life - and particularly intelligent life - may be exceedingly rare.
Unwinding the Helix
Hubble shows that the interior of this famed planetary nebula contains thousands of tiny, comet-shaped globules.
It used to be a normal binary, but SS Lacertae appears to have lost one of its members when another star collided with it.
Forget the notion that stars form gently from collapsing gas clouds. The real story is one of whirling disks and vast outflows.
Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune all reach opposition in July, appearing at their best for the year.
Showtime for Hale-Bopp
The next great comet becomes visible to the naked eye this summer, a prelude to next year's spectacular show.
Hyakutake's Spring Surprise
The great comet of 1996 came out of nowhere to astound amateur and professional astronomers alike.
Plunge into the Lagoon
Warm summer nights and a modest scope are all you need to explore the three-dimensional nature of this stellar nursery.
Behind the Scenes
The Sounds of Silence
Springtime for Hyakutake
- Brown Dwarfs Take Center Stage
- Another Extrasolar Planet
- Fragment from the K/T Impact?
- Mead Crater Alters Venus Thinking
- A One-Man X-ray Band
- Shape Up, Mars!
- Why Most Stars Aren't Single
- Where Cosmic Rays Come From
- Hyakutake Outshines the Oscars
- The Late, Great Planet Sallit
The Death of Determinism
- Hypersky for Windows
- Redshift 2.0
Meetings and Events
Resources & Photofacts
- Computer-controlled Cassegrain Telescope
- Hale-Bopp Tee-shirt
- Ranger Telescope
- Astronomical Mood Music
- Lens-cleaning Pen
Reflections on the "Comet of the Decade"
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