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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.
The Little Stars That Couldn't
Astronomers think that brown dwarfs - those pesky objects caught between planets and stars in size - may outnumber stars by two to one.
A Brown Dwarf Contest
Fabulous prizes await the winners of ASTRONOMY's contest to come up with a more appropriate name for brown dwarfs.
Cassini's Nuclear Risk
As Cassini prepares to fly past Earth this August, the conflict rages between environmentalists who fear disaster and space explorers seeking to study Saturn.
The Spacecraft's Got Swing
Find out how NASA steals a tiny bit of a planet's energy to shoot a planetary probe deeper into space.
Researchers use automobile-size computers to probe the structure of the universe, stellar interiors, and the merging of neutron stars.
The sight and sound of a space shuttle blasting off from Cape Canaveral is one you won't soon forget.
Kids' Corner: Casting a Shadow
With a lunar eclipse in July and a solar eclipse in August, this is a great time to explain the intricate dance among the sun, moon, and Earth that causes these spectacles.
Here's all you need to know to get the most out of this August's total eclipse of the sun.
Behind the Scenes
- Millions of New Comets Coming
- Eta Carinae Unexpectedly Flares Up
- Universe: 12-15 Billion Years Old
- Quiet Black Holes Detected in Nearby
- Early Martian Magnetism Tape-Recorded in
Everyone's favorite meteor shower, the Perseids, peaks this month in a moon-free sky, while newly discovered Comet Lee pushes into the morning sky.
- A New Discovery
- A Desert View of the Milky Way
- Play Ball
- Finding Stars
- The Night Sky Observer's Guide
- The History and Practice of Ancient
- The Sky for Macintosh
O Beautiful for Southern Skies
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