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Star on the Brink
When Eta Carinae flared in 1837 it threw off a Sun's worth of mass, but that's nothing compared with the fireworks in store.
Back to Mars on All Sixes
An armada of spacecraft, including a six-wheeled, cat-sized rover, is on its way to study the Red Planet's surface and atmosphere.
From tiny to immense, cool to blistering hot, and dim to blindingly bright, stars show remarkable variety.
These bitterly cold nights offer fine views of Saturn and Mars as they frame the brilliant stars of winter.
Discover the Winter Sky
A 2- to 6-inch scope can show you this season's treats.
Suit up for Winter Observing
With the right getup, you can brave winter's worst.
The Year of the Comet
Observers and photographers should get ready for Hale-Bopp's dazzling appearance.
Redeem a Department-Store Telescope
Turn a wobbly refractor into a stable observing instrument.
Exploring Southern Nebulae
Pretty gas clouds line the Milky Way from Orion to Vela.
Behind the Scenes
Understanding a Half-Grown Galaxy
Renaissance or Regret?
- Galaxies Formed Sooner than Thought
- Eccentric Planet Discovered
- Older Stars Not So Old?
- The Near-Infrared Milky Way
- Asteroids or Comets?
- ALCON Lands in Rockford
- Hams Get a Boost from Perseids
- On the Plains of Nebraska
- Russian Reflecting Telescopes
- Compact Truss Dobsonian
- Beginners' Astronomy Kit
- Invisible Universe
- Observatorium in Cyberspace
- HR Calc 2.0 Revisited
Visions of Mars
Resources & Photofacts
Meetings and Events
Shine Off Harvest Moon
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