Tomorrow's Monster Telescopes
The next generation of enormous observatories is about to leave the drawing board and become reality.
By Jonathan Lowe
Savor Saturn in 2008
Your scope may show more on the ringed planet, now the "star" of the evening sky, than you realize.
By Alan MacRobert
Venus is nearly Earth's twin in size and mass, So why is it utterly dry?
By Donald F. Robertson
BEYOND THE PRINTED PAGE
The Challenge of Adaptive Optics
Adaptive-optics systems aim to improve the resolution of astronomical observations by compensating for the effects of air turbulence.
By Stuart J. Goldman
Table of Largest Optical Telescopes
The biggest eyes to the sky since the 200-inch scope at Palomar.
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