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Stars of the cosmos
A GLIMMERING QUARTET OF GALAXIES • Hubble captures a cascade of star formation.
BLACK HOLE AT MILKY WAY’S CENTER IMAGED FOR FIRST TIME • The groundbreaking picture shows the gaping maw of our galaxy’s heart.
JWST comes into focus
Astronomers find a new type of stellar blast
HUBBLE’S ANGEL WING
SCIENTISTS PLAN THE FUTURE OF SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORATION
Reasonable questions • What do you wonder about the cosmos?
Off the beaten path • There are challenges galore in Cepheus.
Join the club • Don’t underestimate the power of banding together.
The secret lives of CELEBRITY STARS • These high-wattage luminaries can’t hide from astronomers.
S STARS IN MOTION
S STARS: AT THE HEART OF IT ALL
Curiosity’s 10 years on Mars • This complex, car-sized rover remains one of our best tools on the martian surface.
Enjoy Jupiter at opposition
RISING MOON • Big and small, younger and older
METEOR WATCH • Predawn glow
PATHS OF THE PLANETS
COMET SEARCH • Sailing the Scorpion
LOCATING ASTEROIDS • Suburban sightings
Mine the sky’s wide-angle wonders • With the right equipment and planning, you can enjoy beautiful vistas all year round.
SATURN’S RINGS AT THEIR FINEST • The complex ring system is open wide during this year’s opposition, making it a prime time to explore the beautifully adorned gas giant.
The ABCs of STARGAZING • Take a seat at your scope and brush up on your observing vocabulary.
EARTH’S GREATEST HIT • We live in a cosmic shooting gallery, with our planet the inevitable target of incoming space rocks.
A deep-sky devil • The spiral galaxy NGC 6118 is fiendishly difficult to find.
The full spectrum
RED SKY AT NIGHT IS A SAILOR’S DELIGHT
The Full Moon goes dark