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The eclipse of a lifetime
MYSTERY: SUPERBUBBLE • N44 has a strange hole at its heart.
AN EXOPLANET OUTSIDE THE MILKY WAY? • In a galaxy far, far away may lie an exoplanet circling a binary system.
Black hole’s gravity gives it away
Strong aurorae dazzle astronauts
HOW TO ANNOUNCE ALIENS RESPONSIBLY
RUSSIA CARRIES OUT ANTI-SATELLITE TEST
Hubble’s catch of the day
When astronomers get stuck • Here’s some trivia to enjoy the next time you hit traffic.
Binocular basics • It’s the easy way to enhance your view of the cosmos.
Lunar morning magic • Daybreak on the Moon makes for spectacular sights.
WILD WEATHER OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM • Today’s forecast: scalding temperatures, extreme winds, and a chance of diamond downpours.
MORE UPCOMING INTREPID EXPLORERS
First look at the 2024 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE • On April 8, 2024, millions of Americans will watch the Moon entirely blot out the Sun.
12 OF THE BEST PLACES TO VIEW THE 2024 TOTAL ECLIPSE
Plenty of planets at dawn • THE SOLAR SYSTEM’S CHANGING LANDSCAPE AS IT APPEARS IN EARTH’S SKY.
RISING MOON | More hopeful by the day
METEOR WATCH | Focus on the sky
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 | Goin’ to California
LOCATING ASTEROIDS | Climbing the horns of the Bull
WHEN THE ATOMIC AGE MET THE SPACE AGE • Is space for exploration or militarization? Early rocket pioneers like Wernher von Braun thought it might be prudent to pursue both.
Planetary nebulae in COLOR • These dying stars are going out in style, showing off rich greens, blues, and reds you can enjoy through your eyepiece.
Beyond the Messier marathon • If you’re tired of running the same old race, here’s a new route through the night sky.
Leap into the Large Magellanic Cloud • The Milky Way’s close companion is more than just a single deep-sky object — it’s a bustling galactic metropolis waiting to be explored.
ADD THE Polarie U TO YOUR TOOLBOX • Vixen’s star tracker will suit your observing needs, no matter your experience level.
Unicorn treasures • The Winter Triangle hides more than just stars.
Cosmic fireworks • Astronomy’s experts from around the globe answer your cosmic questions.
HEADING STRAIGHT FOR THE HEART
Darkness shades the Full Moon