Sky & Telescope January 2013

FEATURED ARTICLES

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Curiosity Hits the Road
The newest, most capable, and most expensive rover ever launched is just beginning its two-year exploration of Mars and the planet's suitability for life.
By J. Kelly Beatty

Dark Matter in the Discovery Age
Using a variety of experiments, scientists may be on the verge of cracking one of their most perplexing mysteries.
By Dan Hooper

Hot Products for 2013
By The Editors of Sky & Telescope

Tales from the Dwingeloo Radio Observatory
Amateur astronomers have reclaimed a world-class radio telescope for science and outreach.
By Yvette Cendes

BEYOND THE PRINTED PAGE

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Curiosity's Latest
See what new photos Curiosity has taken of the Martian surface.
By J. Kelly Beatty

Detecting Dark Matter
Find out what experimentsare on their way to detecting the mysterious stuff that makes up the bulk of the universe.
By Robert Naeye

JupiterMoons
Get the essential guide to observing Jupiter as the king of the planets reigns over the night sky.
By The Editors of Sky & Telescope

Lunar Librations
Librations and other lunar data for Jan. 2013
By The Editors of Sky & Telescope

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

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The Depths of Space and Time
Astronomy and chronology walk hand in hand.
By Fred Schaaf

Observing Dynamic Jupiter
Make the most of the season's star telescopic attraction.
By Alan MacRobert

A Great Comet Coming?
Comet ISON may grow into a truly incredible sight. Or not.
By John E. Bortle

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