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The most complete source of video from the countdown, launch and mission of space shuttle Discovery is available here! Spaceflight Now's STS-121 archive includes more than 200 movies you can watch online or download to your computer.
Ultra-deep imaging of the Universe conducted by the Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered a galaxy located 13.2 billion light years away, when the Universe was just four percent of its current age. The discovery beats the previous distance record holder by roughly 150 million light years.
NASA's comet-chasing Stardust spacecraft is gearing up for a Valentine's Day date with Comet Tempel-1. Previously visited by Deep Impact six years ago, the rendezvous will be the first to examine the changes to a comet after it has journeyed around the Sun.
On 4 November 2010 the Deep Impact spacecraft swooped passed hyperactive Comet Hartley 2. Members of the science team spoke to Astronomy Now about the flyby, the comet's unusual characteristics, and the excitement in the control room as the first images were downloaded.
The Hubble Space Telescope has zoomed in on the mysterious green cloud of gas known as Hanny's Voorwerp (after the Dutch school teacher Hanny van Arkel who discovered it using the citizen science project Galaxy Zoo) to reveal a zone of star formation.
A lenticular-shaped galaxy 100 million light years away is expelling all its star-forming molecular gas, setting itself up for an infertile future where it will form no more stars and become ‘red and dead’.
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey-III (SDSS) has released the largest digital colour image of the sky ever made from millions of 2.8-megapixel images. The complete terapixel image would require 500,000 high definition TVs to view it at full resolution.
Cosmic collisions not guilty of powering active galaxies
Using data from the Cosmological Evolution Survey (COSMOS), astronomers have found that collisions and merging events are not necessarily responsible for the violent black hole activity observed in the centres of some galaxies.
Our latest 132-page Astronomy Now special edition is an extravaganza of astronomy for the year ahead, with a complete 30-page guide to observing the planets, moon, meteor showers, two solar eclipses, and the deep sky in 2010. U.K. STORE E.U. STORE U.S. & WORLDWIDE STORE
Take the tour!
A 100-page special edition from the creators of Astronomy Now magazine, The Grand Tour of the Universe takes readers from one end of the Universe to the other and, in doing so, asks the question "just how big is the Universe?" U.K. STORE E.U. STORE U.S. & WORLDWIDE STORE
This special publication features the photography of British astro-imager Nik Szymanek and covers a range of photographic methods from basic to advanced. Beautiful pictures of the night sky can be obtained with a simple camera and tripod before tackling more difficult projects, such as guided astrophotography through the telescope and CCD imaging. U.K. STORE E.U. STORE U.S. & WORLDWIDE STORE
Guide to the Constellations
Astronomy Now presents
this 100-page, full-colour guide to the 68 constellations visible from the British
Isles by Neil Bone, the respected amateur astronomer and writer. U.K. STORE E.U. STORE U.S. & WORLDWIDE STORE
Astronomy Now is pleased to announce the publication of Exploring Mars. The very best images of Mars taken by orbiting spacecraft and NASA's Spirit and Opportunity rovers fill up the 98 glossy pages of this special edition! U.K. STORE E.U. STORE U.S. & WORLDWIDE STORE