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The unlikely story told by rogues
SUNSPOT SNAPSHOT • The Inouye Solar Telescope has released its first image of a sunspot.
CHINA’S LUNAR LOOT RETURNED • The ambitious Chang’e 5 mission retrieved several pounds of material from the Moon.
A MOLTEN RING GALAXY FORGED
Astronomers spot a galaxy in midlife crisis
A HUBBLE CHIAROSCURO MASTERPIECE
HOW SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLES KILL THEIR GALAXIES
Citizen astronomers map near-Earth asteroid
Far-flung exoplanet resembles long-sought Planet Nine
Eight-year Sun trail imaged with beer can
Hayabusa2 delivers asteroid samples to Earth
East meets west? • Celestial directions bring on an added layer of confusion.
Mind-altering Mars • Seeing canals may not be so crazy after all.
The galaxy’s marvelous ROGUES and MISFITS • From ploonets to blanets to interstellar interlopers, these nomads defy expectations.
TRAILBLAZING ASTRONOMERS and their GROUNDBREAKING OBSERVATORIES • The Rubin Observatory and Roman Space Telescope are poised to reflect the accomplishments of their namesakes and transform our understanding of the universe.
Mars rules the night • THE SOLAR SYSTEM’S CHANGING LANDSCAPE AS IT APPEARS IN EARTH’S SKY.
RISING MOON • A heartfelt sunrise
METEOR WATCH • A springtime show
STAR DOME AND PATHS OF THE PLANETS
COMET SEARCH • Constellation crosser
LOCATING ASTEROIDS • A walk in the park
Messier objects • Here’s a list of 25 targets to help you make the most of your evening.
FILTERS for observing the Sun • Whether using a telescope or binoculars, solar filters can help you view the Sun in its best possible light.
Edge of the Moon
Revealing the 2020 ECLIPSE • Though most were unable to see last year’s total solar eclipse in person, local astronomers and websites captured the cosmic event.
COMET LIGHT, COMET BRIGHT
Easy Moon observing • Here’s a strategy that will help you enjoy our closest celestial neighbor.
THE BEST SCOPES for kids • You don’t have to spend a lot to get a child interested in the sky.
CELESTRON EXPLORASCOPE 70AZ
CELESTRON INSPIRE 100AZ REFRACTOR
EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC FIRSTLIGHT 90MM
ORION FUNSCOPE 76MM
EXPLORE ONE AURORA II 114MM
A hair-raising cluster • Binocular users can make the most of this cluster.
Color-coding stars • Learn the alphabet for stellar temperatures.
Earth’s ultimate fate • Astronomy’s experts from around the globe answer your cosmic questions.
Giant worlds on fine display