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LAST-GASP SPECTACULAR • JWST captures an exceptionally hot and massive star that’s well on its way to going supernova.
A VOLCANO MAY HAVE ERUPTED ON VENUS IN 1991 • Data from NASA’s Magellan show evidence that an eruption occurred during the mission.
JWST REVEALS BARE AND AIRLESS WORLD
What’s really there? • Understanding the world all depends on how you look at it.
Sojourner’s SILVER anniversary • Though a basic bot by today’s standards, the rover paved the way for the last 26 years of exploring the martian surface.
Is Earth the only GOLDILOCKS PLANET? • Some scientists believe the universe is teeming with life. Others aren’t so sure.
EXPLORE 10 GREAT OPEN CLUSTERS • The Summer Triangle is an observer’s paradise.
JULY 2023 Planets at dusk and dawn • THE SOLAR SYSTEM’S CHANGING LANDSCAPE AS IT APPEARS IN EARTH’S SKY.
STAR DOME PATHS OF THE PLANETS
ASTRONOMY’S-ASSISTED FUTURE • The next generation of astronomy depends on astronomers and artificial intelligences working together.
THE DARK SIDE OF ASTROIMAGING • Everyone shoots bright celestial objects. Take the darker path.
An inverse black-drop effect • Thanks to the atmosphere, planets can fool your eyes in fascinating ways.
A star-spangled scene • Three Messier objects shine brightly in the summer sky.
A CLUSTER’S COLORFUL CORNUCOPIA OF STARS
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September 2023 Venus blazes before dawn