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Those ubiquitous black holes
MAKING ’EM LIKE THEY USED TO • A nearby nebula sheds light on star formation during the universe’s cosmic noon.
LIGHT POLLUTION INCREASING FASTER THAN THOUGHT • Satellite data fail to capture the loss of the naked-eye night sky.
Zooming in on a microscope
Clues to hypermassive neutron stars
FIREWORKS FLY FROM SUPERNOVA
Astroimagers nab nebula near Andromeda
MIRRORS INTO THE PAST
For your reference • There are plenty of celestial Post-its to use as starting points in the sky.
On the hunt for ROGUE BLACK HOLES • Some 100 million isolated black holes lurk within the Milky Way. We’re finally starting to bring them into the light.
Revealing VENUS • Earth’s sister world does not give up its secrets easily to visiting spacecraft.
How Venus saved our skin
A dusky Moon • THE SOLAR SYSTEM’S CHANGING LANDSCAPE AS IT APPEARS IN EARTH’S SKY.
RISING MOON • Moon mounds
METEOR WATCH • Halley’s leftovers
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 • Practice, patience, and power
LOCATING ASTEROIDS • Easy pickings
Minor gems of the SPRING SKY • Faint but not forgotten: See 20 lesser-known deep-sky objects this month.
Target 10 galaxy groups • Take in a menagerie of galactic sights in a single view.
How do we draw ALIEN PLANETS? • With every big exoplanet discovery comes a stunning artist’s rendition of a new world. Are these images realistic?
ART AS HISTORY
High-flying glory • Color and mystery surround this optical phenomenon.
Double duty • Pair up these stellar companions this spring.
ASK ASTRO • Astronomy’s experts from around the globe answer your cosmic questions.
Venus dazzles at dusk