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April 22, 2013
On Sale June 4, 2013
Secrets of the brightest objects in the universe
Fifty years ago, scientists discovered that quasars — the centers of young active galaxies — emit tremendous energy. Here’s what they’ve learned about these extreme objects since then.
Is this our final century?
Human civilization’s grip on planet Earth is more tenuous than you might think, argues Astronomer Royal, Martin Rees. Our destruction could come from beyond the planet or from our own actions.
Astronomy’s rising stars
From studies of our solar system to searching for worlds beyond and seeking answers to the universe’s biggest mysteries, these 10 young scientists could change how we see the cosmos.
Remembering Carl Sagan and Cosmos
Half a billion people have seen the television series Cosmos. Through it, they met an incredible man.
Discover the ultra-violent sky
Even a medium-sized telescope will show you objects blowing themselves apart, stealing material from companions, and emitting huge quantities of deadly radiation.
How to hunt down Pluto
Here’s what you need to know to find this outer planet denizen of the solar system.
Astronomy tests Oberwerk’s 45° 70mm Binocular Telescope
Superb optics, high-quality workmanship, and interchangeable eyepieces make this product a winner.