Sky & Telescope May 2009

FEATURED ARTICLES

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The Day the Moon Stood Still
Scientists on a supersonic flight experienced 74 minutes of totality during the solar eclipse of June, 1973.
By L. Robert Morris

Secrets of the Big Bang
Europe's Planck satellite will try to determine how inflation powered the universe into existence.
By Thorsten Dambeck

The Mystery of Epsilon Aurigae
Epsilon Aurigae will soon begin to dim for only the 8th time since 1821 — but it's too bright to view with professional telescopes. Learn how you can help unlock the mysteries of this exotic star.
By Robert E. Stencel

BEYOND THE PRINTED PAGE

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First Earth-Size Exoplanet
S&T Editor in Chief Robert Naeye interviews Brandon Tingley, a member of the team that discovered CoRoT-Exo-7b, the first Earth-size transiting exoplanet. Find out why it's called the Planet from Hell.
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ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

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Giant Binos
We take a Quick Look at some amazingly affordable 20x110 binoculars.
By Dennis di Cicco

Cosmic Relief
Monkeying with the World
By David Grinspoon

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