Vol. 37 issue 1

Top 10 stories of 2008

  • Seeing a star’s dying gasp
  • Phoenix tastes Martian dirt
  • Brightest blast ever seen
  • The power behind aurorae
  • Fermi space telescope in orbit
  • How light makes binary asteroids
  • MESSENGER visits Mercury
  • The cosmos’ secret “dark flow”
  • A solar system just like home
  • Hot gravitational lens survey

How Johannes Kepler revolutionized astronomy (his three laws of planetary motion)
Centerfold of constellations (how to tell which star is which)