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Those crazy quasars
A TANTRUM OF TWINS • Two young stars kick up a storm.
RARE RADIO SOURCE STUMPS ASTRONOMERS
Jove’s bolt from the blue
Hot Jupiters may not have migrated
Zero-power love affair • Try using no magnification to enjoy the sky.
A topsy-turvy eclipse • Find out what made this hybrid solar eclipse a one-of-a-kind event.
60 years of QUASARS • These ravenous black holes in the hearts of distant galaxies are beacons from the early universe.
AN ACTIVE GALACTIC ZOO
Hunting quasar 3C 273 • Accept the challenge of tracking down the sky’s brightest quasar through your telescope.
ASHES TO ASHES, DUST TO PLANETS • JWST discovers three dust-filled rings around the star Fomalhaut, hinting at possible embedded planets.
Jupiter climbs high • THE SOLAR SYSTEM’S CHANGING LANDSCAPE AS IT APPEARS IN EARTH’S SKY.
RISING MOON | The ghost ring
METEOR WATCH | Look to the Lion
PATHS OF THE PLANETS • This map unfolds the entire night sky from sunset (at right) until sunrise (at left). Arrows and colored dots show motions and locations of solar system objects during the month.
COMET SEARCH | Catch the bees asleep
LOCATING ASTEROIDS | Zeus points the way
Experience MARS in 3D • These stereoscopic images will transport you to the surface of the Red Planet.
ABOUT THE STEREOSCOPIST
Twilight glow is calling • How a special time of night — and morning — helps to define astronomy.
TOY TELESCOPE TRYOUT • When it comes to telescopes, you get what you pay for.
Heroic treasures • See a Demon Star and other epic night sky sights.
Coming to terms • Learning astrophotography requires a bit of jargon.
Matter and energy • Astronomy’s experts from around the globe answer your cosmic questions.
A CANNIBAL BY ANY OTHER NAME
Jupiter’s grand evening show