The Universe Takes Shape
Armed with recent observational data, astronomers are drawing a new architectural rendering of the cosmos.
Heading Back to the Forgotten Planet
A pair of new spacecraft promise to answer long-simmering questions about enigmatic Mercury.
An Astronomer Reads Archaeology’s Message
With a scientist’s critical eye, Anthony Aveni debunks longheld and unchallenged beliefs about the astronomy of the ancients.
Capturing Jewels of the Milky Way
Follow the galactic equator to explore star clouds, the opulent gems of the galaxy.
Astronomy, 2002, October