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Close look at the planets
MARTIAN STRING OF CRATERS • ESA captures a trio of impact craters.
SODIUM MAY MAKE ASTEROID PHAETHON FIZZLE • Bubbly sodium could explain this asteroid’s cometlike behavior.
SEEING ECHOES OF LIGHT
Perseverance prevails, collects first sample
The Milky Way has a broken arm
JUPITER’S AURORAE TRIGGER HEAT WAVES
Chances are … • Let’s dive deeper into randomness.
Psychology of stargazing • What motivates backyard astronomers?
‘Violettomania’ in the stars • The simultaneous rise of the color violet in both astronomical observations and art is no coincidence.
Cosmic tour of the planets • With thousands of exotic exoplanets known, the worlds of our solar system may seem rather dull. Trust us, they’re not.
How to SWALLOW A STAR • When a star disappears down the throat of a black hole, the flash is just the start of the show.
THE DEATH OF A STAR
SKY THIS MONTH • THE SOLAR SYSTEM’S CHANGING LANDSCAPE AS IT APPEARS IN EARTH’S SKY.
RISING MOON • Nested craters
METEOR WATCH • One out of two
COMET SEARCH • Best comet since NEOWISE
LOCATING ASTEROIDS • Ceres from the city
Double down on DOUBLE STARS • Roughly half the sky’s stars have a partner. Here are some of the most famous, colorful, and compelling pairs.
PERFECT EYESIGHT NOT REQUIRED
A TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE OVER ANTARCTICA • To chase down the Moon’s shadow this month, you’ll need to put yourself on ice.
Unveiling the clouds of VENUS • Venusian clouds have mystified astronomers for decades. But recent attempts to explain them have led to tantalizing prospects.
Defining TIME • Even though time has existed since the beginning of, well, time, it was still necessary to invent it.
Capture the sky with Stellarvue’s SVX 102T • This scope is perfect for astrophotographers and visual observers alike.
Revisit the Giraffe • Make sure to explore all this constellation has to offer.
Rocket fuel • Astronomy’s experts from around the globe answer your cosmic questions.
TWO STARS FORGE A DIAMOND NECKLACE
Astronomy’s 2022 Guide to the Night Sky
A parade of predawn planets