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Betelgeuse’s stellar sneeze
ARECIBO DISH DAMAGED AFTER CABLE SNAPS
Vader’s TIE fighter?
The best conjunction ever • Are you ready for the big event?
A penumbral challenge • Earth’s outer shadow can test the best of us.
20 years around the RED PLANET • Mars Odyssey’s future remains unknown, but a lack of advocacy might indicate its end is near.
Shining light on DARK NEBULAE • Take a tour of some of the Milky Way’s best shadowy dust clouds, as seen by the Gaia spacecraft.
DECEMBER 2020 A grand meeting of giants • THE SOLAR SYSTEM’S CHANGING LANDSCAPE AS IT APPEARS IN EARTH’S SKY.
RISING MOON • A striking glance
METEOR WATCH • A moonless show
STAR DOME • HOW TO USE THIS MAP
PATHS OF THE PLANETS • This map unfolds and colored dots show motions and locations of solar system objects during the month.
COMET SEARCH • Fast-moving target
LOCATING ASTEROIDS • Pebble in the jar
The mystery and majesty of the ICE GIANTS • Nearly 40 years after Voyager 2 visited Uranus and Neptune, scientists are eager for new expeditions.
MORE MYSTERY AND MAJESTY • Despite only one flyby’s worth of data to work with, scientists are finding ways to theorize and explore Uranus and Neptune from Earth.
Chill with year-end METEORS • Think the Perseids are the only shower worth watching? Think again.
Get ready for Starmus VI • The world-renowned festival announces a landmark event dedicated to Mars in 2021.
Astronomy guides: Readers’ picks • More recommendations to fill out your bookshelves.
Dissecting Andromeda • This holiday season, explore the soft glow of our cosmic neighbor.
When supermassive black holes collide • Astronomy’s experts from around the globe answer your cosmic questions.
2021 Astronomys Guide to the Night Sky
February 2021 A trio of morning planets