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Astronomy & Observing News

A Cyclic Universe?

Maybe the Big Bang wasn't the beginning, but only the latest in an endless cycle of destructions and rebirths.

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Fainter Faint Fuzzies

They're not open clusters and they're not globulars; astronomers have found a third kind of star cluster inhabiting some galaxies.

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OGLEing Possible New Planets

By carefully watching the brightnesses of 52,000 stars, astronomers have found 43 that have small, dark objects periodically crossing their faces.

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Mars Odyssey Pays Early Dividends

After successfully settling into orbit around the Red Planet, NASA's Mars Odyssey has begin its 2½-year mapping mission.

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A Galaxy Turning Backward?

A spiral galaxy's arms trail behind when it rotates, right? Not always.

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Giant Eye Views the Horsehead

The cosmic chess piece, the Horsehead Nebula, is seen in all its glory through the eyes of the VLT.

Crescent Moon from video image

Celestial Objects to Observe

Close-Up of an Alien World

The lunar surface consists of more than just craters and mare. Here's a guide to some of the other lunar features.

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