Is the Sun an oddball?
Accepted wisdom holds that the Sun is an ordinary, run-of-the-mill star. But astronomers are having a hard time finding true solar twins.
By Bruce Dorminey
Mysteries of the Magellanic Clouds
They produced the nearest supernova in 400 years, are connected by a giant stream of matter, and may collide with the Milky Way.
By Bill Andrews
What makes stars tick?
Inside most stars is a chaotic and high-energy environment. How do changes inside stars coincide with what we see?
By Liz Kruesi
Join the CCD revolution
Choose one of these top 23 cameras to help you capture the universe.
By Michael E. Bakich
How an amateur astronomer captured a black hole scoop.
When Stephen G. Cullen imaged Cygnus X-1, he discovered the effect a black hole has on its neighborhood.
By Stephen G. Cullen
Amplify your view of the night sky
Night Vision Astronomy's Binocular Photon Machine will triple your telescope's aperture through electronics.
By Tom Trusock
Astronomy, 2010, June