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EVENT HORIZON TELESCOPE ZOOMS IN ON BLACK HOLE JETS
BILLIONAIRES RACE TO SPACE • Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos are the world’s newest astronauts. One day, they might make you one, too.
Massive white dwarf lives on a knife’s edge
ZHURONG STRETCHES ITS WHEELS
THE EVENT HORIZON TELESCOPE
Making a moon
Space station goes for a spin
CRACKING VENUS’ CRUST
CLUSTER SPORTS ABUNDANCE OF BLACK HOLES
Giant comet found in dark energy data
Alien life • Are we searching for E.T. the wrong way?
A crescent corona • Earth’s atmosphere can create a gorgeous glow around a crescent Sun or Moon.
50 YEARS ON MARS • The current international fleet of explorers follows the path blazed by NASA’s pioneering Mariner 9 mission.
CELEBRATING 60 YEARS of HUMAN SPACE FLIGHT • The flights of Yuri Gagarin and Alan Shepard blazed a trail for human spaceflight that is still unfolding today.
NOVEMBER 2021 A dazzling evening lineup • THE SOLAR SYSTEM’S CHANGING LANDSCAPE AS IT APPEARS IN EARTH’S SKY.
RISING MOON | Standout mounts
METEOR WATCH | Dodging the Full Moon
PATHS OF THE PLANETS
COMET SEARCH | In preparation
LOCATING ASTEROIDS | Hiking the Hyades
Sketching the SUN with AI • The oldest method of recording the Sun has some new artificial-intelligence tricks.
TRAINING AN AI
Flying into June’s RING OF FIRE ECLIPSE • Take a journey through the Moon’s shadow.
HIGH IN THE SKY
Astrophotography with your smart phone • You don’t need top-tier equipment to image the night sky through your telescope. Your phone can do the trick.
Catch this month’s LUNAR ECLIPSE • To enjoy a spectacular Blood Moon, all you need is a clear sky.
Ice fishing • You’ll need a steady hand to catch these planets.
Saturns unite! • Catch both the planet and the nebula.
Black hole spaghetti • Astronomy’s experts from around the globe answer your cosmic questions.
A GLIMPSE INTO THE FUTURE
January 2022 Jupiter and Saturn bid adieu