The editors of Sky & Telescope announce a brand-new special publication that addresses the most pressing questions facing astronomy today.
Sky & Telescope is pleased to announce the release of a new special publication: Astronomy’s 60 Greatest Mysteries.We're featuring short articles that provide up-to-date information and insight on the most pressing questions facing astronomy today:
- How common is life on other planets?
- Are we alone?
- How do stars explode?
- Why are some galaxies shaped like spirals?
- What is dark matter?
- How did our universe come to be?
- Are there hidden dimensions of space?
- Is it possible to travel backward in time?
To address these provocative questions, we lined up some of the world’s most distinguished scientists, including exoplanet hunter Geoff Marcy, Britain’s Astronomer Royal Martin Rees, and award-winning sci-fi writer and astrophysicist Gregory Benford. And the issue is beautifully illustrated with colorful photos and artwork. We can’t thank these authors enough for doing such a fabulous job of packing fascinating and sometimes mind-bending discussion into accessible stories that you can read in just a few minutes.
Astronomy’s 60 Greatest Mysteries is quite different from anything we have ever produced. We gave it the same level of care and attention to detail as if it were an issue of S&T. Check it out if you want new insight into where things stand at the very forefront of human knowledge on some of the most profound mysteries in science and what major discoveries might lie just ahead.
And don't forget to watch out for our regular annual issues SkyWatch and Beautiful Universe, which will be published later this year. All three of these publications are not sent in lieu of a monthly issue of S&T. They can be purchased at Barnes & Noble and other leading magazine retailers, or you can visit our online store, Shop at Sky.