Sky & Telescope December 2008

FEATURED ARTICLES

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Titan: Earth in Deep Freeze
Saturn's largest moon has remarkably Earth-like mountains, lakes, and dunes — yet their compositions couldn't be more different.
By Jason Barnes

The Great Total Eclipse of 2009
The century's longest solar eclipse sweeps across China and the Pacific next July 22nd.
By Fred Espenak & Jay Anderson

BEYOND THE PRINTED PAGE

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Palomar's Big Eye
Watch a preview of the documentary The Journey to Palomar and listen to an exclusive interview with the filmmakers.
By Todd & Robin Mason

Still Debating Pluto's Fate
Astronomers gathered in Maryland last August in an attempt to hash out exactly what a planet is. Watch the fireworks at "The Great Planet Debate."
By J. Kelly Beatty

Data Mining for Astro-Gold
There could be surprising discoveries lurking in your astrophotos. See what the author found in his!
By Paul Mortfield

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

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S&T Test Report
Return of the 5-inch Celestron
By Adrian R. Ashford

Astronomy Online
NASA Art Gallery Hopping
By Stuart J. Goldman

Focal Point
Misinterpreting the Magi
By Michael R. Molnar

Table of Contents
See what else December's issue has to offer.