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Astronomy’s mad genius
A STAR’S DEATH GASPS • This ghostly nebula previews our Sun’s fate
INDIA’S FIRST LUNAR LANDER CRASHES • Meant for a soft landing, Vikram slammed into the Moon moments after going silent.
The windswept craters of Mars
A COSMIC CLOCK GLITCHES
Three Earth-sized exoplanets discovered nearby
VENUS AT ITS BEST
Jupiter’s new portrait
Jupiter’s fuzzy core hints at past collision
A GALAXY HIDES ITS SECRETS
WATCH FOR ORBITING DEBRIS
Two-dog night • Our canine constellations have faithful companions of their own.
Thoughts on a partial lunar eclipse • A lot more was going on than you’d think.
RETURN TO PLUTO! • Researchers already are planning an ambitious spacecraft that will orbit the mysterious world.
THE ODDITIES OF ISAAC NEWTON • Revered as a great thinker and scientist, he was also obsessive, secretive, vindictive, and paranoid.
Gas giants bid a fond farewell • THE SOLAR SYSTEM’S CHANGING LANDSCAPE AS IT APPEARS IN EARTH’S SKY.
RISING MOON • The young Moon’s lonesome sea
METEOR WATCH • Will the Bear steal the Twins’ show?
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.
WHEN TO VIEW THE PLANETS
COMET SEARCH • A visitor receives a Hero’s welcome
LOCATING ASTEROIDS • Pursue a pebble in a pitcher
Chasing a Chilean eclipse • Peruvian nights, Incan sites, and coronal lights were all on full display during my recent adventure through South America.
Starmus V rocks in Zurich • The fifth Starmus Festival, an international celebration of science and music, assembled an all-star cast of astronauts, Nobel Prize laureates, musicians, and scientists.
The Queen’s court • Cassiopeia offers multiple dazzling binocular targets.
Watching Rome burn • The fun physics of global cataclysm.
How is Phoebe different? • Astronomy’s experts from around the globe answer your cosmic questions.
TAKING FLIGHT DOWN THE MILKY WAY
2020 Astronomy’s Guide to the Night Sky
An early morning planet trio