Astronomy October 2008

Astronomy October 2008

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How we'll fix Hubble
NASA returns to the Hubble Space Telescope one last time.
By Richard Talcott

Saturn revolution
In its first 4 years at Saturn, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has discovered methane lakes on Titan, icy plumes on Enceladus, and unimagined details in the planet's rings and atmosphere.
By Linda Spilker

View some of Cassini's best images of Saturn.
By Francis Reddy

Calling all space probes
These spacecraft monitor the Sun, study Saturn, and explore interplanetary - and soon, interstellar - space.
By Francis Reddy; Illustration by Roen Kelly

Taking Venus by storm
Europe's new spacecraft is revealing the composition, circulation patterns, and intense lightning of our sister world's atmosphere. By Robert Zimmerman

Sky testing Orion's 102mm f/7 ED
Crave an apochromatic refractor but your budget won't allow it? Here's a good scope to consider. By Tom Trusock

Inside Arizona's meteorite treasure chest
Hidden away at Arizona State University, tens of thousands of space rocks tell researchers the solar system's story.
By Raymond Shubinski

Your 20-year solar eclipse planner
Between now and 2028, Earth will witness 15 total solar eclipses. Here's your guide to these extraordinary events.
By Michael E. Bakich

Continue to browse the collection at Arizona State University's Center for Meteorite Studies. By Michael E. Bakich






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