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Stars and war
JWST SEES THE RING NEBULA IN A NEW LIGHT • New images are helping astronomers understand how Sun-like stars live and die.
INDIA MAKES HISTORY WITH MOON LANDING • The fourth country to land on the Moon is also the first to land near the strategic lunar south pole region.
Boulders fly from Dimorphos
Bizarre star may one day become a magnetar
A TWO-FACED WHITE DWARF
Empty conclusions • There’s a lot of space in space.
APOLLO 8’S MOMENT OF GRACE • In the first broadcast from lunar orbit, Apollo 8’s moving reading from Genesis made a lasting cultural impact.
The soundtrack of the universe • Early philosophers and astronomers strove to understand the harmonies of our solar system. Today, scientists hunt for cosmic tones of a different kind.
Choosing a camera for eclipses • Here’s what you need to capture award-winning photos.
Giants still rule the night • THE SOLAR SYSTEM’S CHANGING LANDSCAPE AS IT APPEARS IN EARTH’S SKY.
RISING MOON | Dancing with perspective
METEOR WATCH | A sparkling show
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 | Good, but better to come
LOCATING ASTEROIDS | Dash out for a quick catch
HUNTING FOR THE SEEDS OF LIFE • For the first time, astronomers detect a carbon molecule in space that could play a critical role in the origin of life.
A DARK WAR AND A BRIGHT NIGHT SKY • From great leaders to great comets, astronomy played a crucial role in the American Civil War.
Astronomads Bangla: Imaging in India • India is home to one of the world’s fastest growing astroimaging communities, and this group is at the movement’s leading edge.
A GROWING TRADITION
25 HOT ECLIPSE PRODUCTS • These items will turn upcoming eclipses into lasting memories.
Seeing sunspots on paper • Nature’s light reveals nature’s magic.
Try your luck • You can capture clear photographs of the solar system with lucky imaging.
Winter’s first act • Dash through the Auriga’s stars and asterisms.
Venus and Mars pair up