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The most complete source of video from the countdown, launch and mission of space shuttle Discovery is available here! Spaceflight Now's STS-121 archive includes more than 200 movies you can watch online or download to your computer.
New NASA images support findings that one of Jupiter's stripes that "disappeared" last spring is now showing signs of a comeback. These new observations will help scientists better understand the interaction between Jupiter's winds and cloud chemistry.
A very cool methane-rich brown dwarf and a dying white dwarf star have been found orbiting each other by astronomers using the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT), the Gemini Observatory and the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope.
A team of astronomers using ESO's 2.2 metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile have detected a hot-jupiter planet like no other, orbiting a star of extragalactic origin that now finds itself in our own Milky Way.
Brian Marsden, eminent astronomer and comet/asteroid tracker, dies
Brian Geoffrey Marsden passed away today at the age of 73 following a prolonged illness. He was a Supervisory Astronomer at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and Director Emeritus of the Minor Planet Center.
Allan Sandage, one of the greatest astronomers of the twentieth century, has died at the age of 84. Sandage, who worked with Edwin Hubble as an assistant at Mount Wilson Observatory, played an integral part in increasing our understanding of the scale of the Universe and determining the Hubble Constant, which describes the Universe’s expansion.
Less than week after NASA's flyby of Comet Hartley 2 and scientific discoveries are already being announced, including the latest finding that dry ice is the fuel for the comet's jets seen bursting from its surface.
According to Cassini observations, Saturn emitted less and less energy in the years from 2005 to 2009, but the planet's southern hemisphere emitted more than the northern hemisphere, changing with the seasons.
Our latest 132-page Astronomy Now special edition is an extravaganza of astronomy for the year ahead, with a complete 30-page guide to observing the planets, moon, meteor showers, two solar eclipses, and the deep sky in 2010. U.K. STORE E.U. STORE U.S. & WORLDWIDE STORE
Take the tour!
A 100-page special edition from the creators of Astronomy Now magazine, The Grand Tour of the Universe takes readers from one end of the Universe to the other and, in doing so, asks the question "just how big is the Universe?" U.K. STORE E.U. STORE U.S. & WORLDWIDE STORE
This special publication features the photography of British astro-imager Nik Szymanek and covers a range of photographic methods from basic to advanced. Beautiful pictures of the night sky can be obtained with a simple camera and tripod before tackling more difficult projects, such as guided astrophotography through the telescope and CCD imaging. U.K. STORE E.U. STORE U.S. & WORLDWIDE STORE
Guide to the Constellations
Astronomy Now presents
this 100-page, full-colour guide to the 68 constellations visible from the British
Isles by Neil Bone, the respected amateur astronomer and writer. U.K. STORE E.U. STORE U.S. & WORLDWIDE STORE
Astronomy Now is pleased to announce the publication of Exploring Mars. The very best images of Mars taken by orbiting spacecraft and NASA's Spirit and Opportunity rovers fill up the 98 glossy pages of this special edition! U.K. STORE E.U. STORE U.S. & WORLDWIDE STORE