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Go to Infinity & Beyond
A CHAOTIC COSMIC TAPESTRY • Chandra and MeerKAT capture a magnetic masterwork.
CHINA’S FIRST MARS ROVER TOUCHES DOWN • Zhurong’s successful start on its martian trek makes history.
Artemis delays may expose astronauts to hazardous space weather
HUBBLE HIGHLIGHTS A TWO-FACED NEBULA
Nickel vapor found in faraway comets
Recent volcanism on Mars
Jove, the colorful giant
JUPITER’S ZODIACAL REALM
Dust to dust • Let’s peer into the smoky veil that pervades the cosmos.
A red meteor • Meteors that sport a ruddy glow are a rare breed.
Leapin’ Lizard • Scurry through the constellation Lacerta to find some hidden gems.
DARK MATTER The unusual suspects • Astrophysicists have compiled the culprits for dark matter — but still lack the evidence to convict any of them.
SUPERSYMMETRY AND DARK MATTER
BREAKING THE LAW! CP VIOLATION
REASONABLE FORCE? • CONNECTING DARK MATTER TO A FIFTH FORCE
Untangling the Tarantula Nebula • This vast cosmic cloud gives us a spectacular close-up view of stars bursting into life.
Neptune’s turn at opposition • THE SOLAR SYSTEM’S CHANGING LANDSCAPE AS IT APPEARS IN EARTH’S SKY.
RISING MOON • Snaking across the Sea of Serenity
METEOR WATCH • Catch the false dawn
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 • Rubbernecking encouraged
LOCATING ASTEROIDS • Backward motion
Discover the STRANGEST GALAXIES in the sky • Crashing, colliding, and tangoing, these peculiar galaxies reveal the grand evolution of the cosmos.
DEEP ASTROIMAGING IN HYDROGEN-ALPHA • Designed for astrophotographers, the Canon EOS Ra specializes in capturing the reddish cosmic glow that’s invisible to many other devices.
AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH
The next 20 years of SOLAR ECLIPSES • This list will help you plan the spots where you’ll stand beneath the Moon’s shadow.
Celebrating a century of VARIABLE STAR astronomy • Since its founding in 1911, the American Association of Variable Star Observers has been an indispensable organization for amateur astronomers, engaging stargazers in exploring the night sky.
Explore the sky with Oberwerk binoculars • High-quality optics, comfortable eyepieces, and impressive features make the 20×65 ED Deluxe binoculars ideal for any astronomer.
A variable delight • Target the pulsating stellar giant R Scuti.
Collecting Mars samples
TAKE A STEP BACK IN TIME
An evening extravaganza