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July 2020

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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.

Features

How stars are born and die

Stellar evolution is a circle of life — dying stars spew their contents into the galaxy, paving the way for the next generation.

Meet the most extreme stars

Some huge, some small. Some zip, some crawl. The cosmos is full of objects that defy expectations.

Stellar neighbors close-up

Astronomers are learning a lot from the stars in our part of the Milky Way.

The Sun’s lost siblings

Astronomers think it’s possible to identify the stars that formed from the same nebula as the Sun.

Is Eta Corvi a window to our past?

By studying this strange star, astronomers hope to better understand what happened early in the life of our own solar system.

How pulsating stars unlock our universe

RR Lyrae variables allow precise distance measurements, reveal the history of the regions they populate, and trace how galaxies are structured.

Columns

berman

A tribute to carbon

OMearaStephen

Is T CrB rising?

Hester_Jeff

The coolest cat on the web

ChapleGlenn

Summertime observing

Harrington

Riches of the Scorpion

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Ask Astro

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What does retrograde mean for the planets?

Will humans be impacted Betelgeuse goes supernova?

Sky this Month

Feast on a full planetary lineup

StarDome and Path of the Planets

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