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Will dark energy steal all the stars?
Using powerful supercomputers as cosmic crystal balls, astronomers are peering into a future dominated by dark energy. ASTRONOMY reads our somber fortune.
As planetary scientists optically dig through millions of years of layered polar ice and dust, it is becoming clear that Mars is in the process of a climatic reversal.
One of the youngest pulsars known appears cooler and more dense than astronomers would have predicted, hinting at strange new form of matter.
Corvus, Crater, and Sextans
These constellations may appear modest, but the Crow, Cup, and Sextant hold a treasure of spectacular galaxies.
The planet's best appearance in recorded history promises grand views for all backyard observers. Don't miss seeing the martian disk at its largest in your lifetime.
Not satisfied with results from your deep-sky film photography? Give CCD camers from SBIG and Starlight Xpress a chance.
Star-test your telescope
A simple test can diagnose a host of maladies in your telescope's most vital organ: its optical system. Learn how to recognize the symptoms and find a cure.
Get up-and-go power
The careful ergonomic engineering and user friendly control system make the Nexstar 5i and 8i telescopes a pleasure to use. In minutes, you can observe objects that would otherwise be impossible to find.
Focus on finders
The best way to learn the sky is by star-hopping with an old-fashioned finder scope. Let's meet a few finders that are grouped by design and function and discover the right finder for you.
This month in Astronomy
Welcome to the new ASTRONOMY
A star's last gasp
Leonids, craters, and pillars
Bob Berman's strange universe
Glenn Chaple's observing basics
This way up
- Nova of a new color: V838 Mon
- The age of O'Keefe
- Optically visible radio jets
- Critter search
- Canada sees Mars in future
The sky this month
Winter yields to a planet -rich spring.
Sun formation, seasons in space, planetary orbits
Streamline your observing with a new travelscope, a superfast computer, and other time-saving gadgets.
- Solar System by Nigel Hey
- Heaven and Earth by David Malin and
- Desktop Universe (software)
The Andromeda Galaxy, NGC 6894, The Pleiades, NGC 6357 and 6334
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