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A look at infant suns
A NEW LOOK AT A CLOSE NEIGHBOR • Data reveal stars hidden by dust.
MEET OUR SECOND-EVER INTERSTELLAR VISITOR • Although it looks like a typical solar system comet, 2I/Borisov undoubtedly came from another star.
Hubble’s latest snap of Saturn
A DIM GALAXY RICH IN DARK MATTER
MEET THE DEEP SPACE ATOMIC CLOCK
X-RAY FLASHES REVEAL A POSSIBLE BLACK HOLE
Water vapor found on a potentially habitable exoplanet
Invitation to the Dark Side • A good sky can put an end to the great telescope debate.
TOP 10 SPACE STORIES OF 2019 • New Horizons visited the most distant solar system world yet, we learned how a year in space affects the human body, and astronomers produced the first photo of the shadow around a black hole.
STORIES TO WATCH FOR IN 2020
Stand under the RING of FIRE • The annular eclipse June 21 tracks a narrow path across our planet. Choose the right spot to see it.
JANUARY 2020 Venus meets Neptune • THE SOLAR SYSTEM’S CHANGING LANDSCAPE AS IT APPEARS IN EARTH’S SKY.
RISING MOON • Fabulous Fracastorius finds the spotlight
METEOR WATCH • A short but dynamic shower
Star Dome and Paths of the Planets
COMET SEARCH • A performance fit for a queen
LOCATING ASTEROIDS • Vesta puts on a whale of a show
In pursuit of PLANET NINE • A slew of oddly orbiting objects seems to suggest a massive and as yet unseen world is skulking in the outer reaches of our solar system.
Tour five great Australian observatories • If you plan a trip to the Land Down Under, be sure to check out these great astronomical sites.
Inside the PERSEUS MOLECULAR CLOUD • Myriad stars, bright and dark nebulae, and clusters lie peppered throughout the bright winter constellation Perseus.
Hindsight • Some noteworthy finds by a noteworthy astronomer.
Colorful winter stars • Orion and its region offer gemmy wintertime binocular treats.
New year, new sky • Set yourself up for 2020 by creating a personalized astronomy calendar.
Planets with two suns • Astronomy’s experts from around the globe answer your cosmic questions.
A BEAUTIFUL SWAN SONG
March 2020 Venus at its evening best