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Astronomy magazine's Sky Guide 2011
By Martin Ratcliffe and Richard Talcott
Bright planets, streaking meteors, and total eclipses of the Moon highlight an exceptional observing year.
How stars form
Stars begin as clouds of cold gas that transform into blazing hot fireballs. Here's what scientists know about the process - and what they're missing.
What's the Sun made of?
By analyzing the Sun's light, astronomers are learning about not only our star's makeup, but also the early solar system.
How five doomed missions triumphed in the end
Like the mythic Phoenix, these spacecraft rose from the ashes of near-certain failure.
In December 1993, astronauts aboard the space shuttle Endeavour successfully repaired the Hubble Space Telescope, turning the observatory into the science machine it remains today.
See the nearest stars
The stars next door are fun to hunt, easy to spot, and can teach you about astrophysics.
Bob Berman's Strnage Universe
Glen Chaple's Observing Basics
Stephen James O'Meara's Secret Sky
David H. Levys Evening Stars
Tony Hallas' Imaging the Cosmos
The Sky this Month
In Every Issue
This Month in Astronomy
Astronomy and Discover now sister magazines.
Star's mass inidcates it should have been black hole.
Two more for Kepler.
Is the Moon shrinking?
The Cosmic Grid
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