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The exoplanet explosion
NEW LIGHT ON THE VEIL NEBULA • Researchers are bringing out the fine details of this famous supernova remnant.
A BIRD’S-EYE VIEW OF MARS • Ingenuity takes its fifth flight while Perseverance prepares for its main mission.
Unusual records • You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.
Oxygen may not be a sure sign of life
COSMIC DANCE OF BINARY BLACK HOLES
Prepare for the Perseids • A rewarding meteor showers peaks this month.
Titanium debris could solve supernova mystery
SATELLITE DEPLOYMENTS SKYROCKET
Inside the hunt for the NEAREST EXOPLANETS • TESS is revolutionizing our understanding of planets in the solar neighborhood. But finding new worlds is only the beginning.
NASA EXPLORERS MISSIONS
TESS IS FOR EVERYONE
NOT ALL PLANETS
Arecibo Observatory THE RISE AND FALL • In this oral history, researchers chronicle the telescope’s brilliant career, its devastating collapse, and the legacy it leaves behind.
HOW ARECIBO WORKED
THE FIRST EXOPLANETS
See Jupiter and Saturn at opposition • THE SOLAR SYSTEM’S CHANGING LANDSCAPE AS IT APPEARS IN EARTH’S SKY.
RISING MOON • A view of the bay
METEOR WATCH • Morning show
WHEN TO VIEW THE PLANETS
COMET SEARCH • Star-studded path
LOCATING ASTEROIDS • Go with the flow
EXPLORE THE WONDERS OF JUPITER • From belts to spots to multicolored bands, the ever-evolving features of the solar system’s largest planet will be at their finest this month.
SEE SUMMER’S BEST Messier objects • With these 20 objects, you can take a quick Messier run without breaking a sweat.
Discover deep-sky gems in OPHIUCHUS • With seven Messier objects and many other bright targets, the Serpent-bearer has a lot going for it.
Here come the PERSEIDS ! • One of astronomy’s most popular sky events will ‘rain’ again in 2021.
FAST FACTS ABOUT METEORS
Meet Stellarvue’s SVX 152T • This telescope will take your astrophotography to the next level.
Jupiter through binoculars • Trying to replicate Galileo’s observations is harder than it sounds.
A gaggle of globulars • This month, let’s wind our way through Ophiuchus.
Replenishing meteor showers
BEAUTY ON THE BRINK
Venus rules the evening sky