Sky & Telescope November 2008

FEATURED ARTICLES

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Totality 2008: First Look
Reports from far-flung expeditions by those lucky enough to be within the shadow of the Moon.
By Sean Walker

X Rays Mark the Spot
For the first time ever, astronomers were able to catch a supernova in the act of exploding.
By Alicia Soderberg

Building Planets in Disks of Chaos
Planet-building is messy and unpredictable, and it sometimes leaves lots of debris. But one way or another, it seems to happen around most stars.
By Alycia J. Weinberger

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ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

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Pioneering Telescope Turns 100
Reflections on Mount Wilson's 60-inch telescope.
By Anthony Misch & William Sheehan

S&T Test Report
Orion's StarShoot autoguider.
By Alan Dyer

Suburban Star-Hop
Clusters in Cassiopeia.
By Ken Hewitt-White

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