The Race to Find Alien Earths
No longer are planet hunters just turning up giant Jupiters and Neptunes around other stars. They're now collecting weird super-Earths. And the first actual Earth-size worlds are probably just a few years away.
By Camille M. Carlisle
Hot Products for 2009
Our 11th annual roundup of Hot Products highlights the most intriguing new astronomy gear in the worldwide market.
By the Editors of Sky & Telescope
The Year to Celebrate Astronomy
We aim to inspire the world to reflect upon and participate in astronomy throughout 2009. And you can help. Download the article for free.
By Catherine Cesarsky, Pedro Russo, & Lars Indberg Christensen
BEYOND THE PRINTED PAGE
The Brightest Burst
S&T editor in chief Robert Naeye talks to article authors Judith Racusin and Derek Fox about the international effort to analyze the most powerful gamma-ray burst ever seen.
By Robert Naeye
Hunting for Exoplanets
Exoplanet researchers Sara Seager and Dimitar Sasselov discuss their exciting work with S&T editors Robert Naeye and Alan MacRobert.
By Robert Naeye & Alan MacRobert
Galaxy Archaeology with Amateurs
Astrophotographer R. Jay GaBany discusses how his images became of interest to professional astronomers with S&T Imaging Editor Sean Walker.
By Sean Walker
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