A round-up of the latest astronomical illustrations and a salute to Cassini.
Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator
We offer another round of applause for the summer’s biggest astronomical event.
Two independent studies yield new insights into spectacular weather phenomena on our neighbor planets.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Never look directly at the sun without protective glasses.
Will astronomers learn anything new when a total solar eclipse cuts a path of darkness across 14 states this month?
Peter Gwynne, Contributor
Scientists differ on how many nomad plants roam the galaxy.
Joel Shurkin, Contributor
This month’s slideshow features an exotic sunrise in our solar system and a comic about exoplanets.
This month’s tour through the universe features visits to a blistering planet and a chilly nebula, as well as a sweeping view of merging galaxies.
This month's extraterrestrial wonders include a dune-swept Martian beach, a polar view of Jupiter, and a young planetary system that seems to glare like a demonic eye.
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