Above: In this mosaic image stretching 340 light-years across, Webb’s Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) displays the Tarantula Nebula star-forming region in a new light, including tens of thousands of never-before-seen young stars that were previously shrouded in cosmic dust. From webbtelescope.org.
The most recent issue of Free Astronomy Magazine (November-December 2022) is available for your reading and downloading pleasure at www.astropublishing.com.
The magazine closes out the year with a curated selection of articles from NOIRLab, NASA, CSA, ESA, the Jeddah Astronomy Society, ALMA, and the IAC. Original content for the first issue of 2023 is already in the works, with specific hope that the search for life doesn't come up with anything too exciting before then to cause dramatic rewrites.
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Above: This artist’s impression shows the dust and gas around the double star system GG Tauri-A. Researchers using ALMA have detected gas in the region between two discs in this binary system. This may allow planets to form in the gravitationally perturbed environment of the binary. Half of Sun-like stars are born in binary systems, meaning that these findings will have major consequences for the hunt for exoplanets. Credit: ESO/L. Calçada
The most recent issue of Free Astronomy Magazine (September-October 2021) is available for your reading and downloading pleasure at www.astropublishing.com.
This issue features our fearless leader Michele Ferrara providing all of the original content (as I prepared for and adjusted to fatherhood x 2) among the selection of articles spanning the range from frozen snow balls in our own solar system to the evolution of the whole universe.
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Jump to the PDF download (14.7 MB): September-October 2021