StarDate: Nov/Dec 2002


With the launch of NASA’s Space Infrared Telescope Facility (which has since been re-named Spitzer Space Telescope) comes a peek at what lies behind endless seas of cosmic dust. In this issue, StarDate editor Rebecca Johnson reveals the facility’s ability to uncover a wealth of future discoveries in “ More Than Meets The Eye.” Also, our contributing writers from Africa, South America, and Australia tell us all about the astronomical heritage of their southern-hemisphere skies in “There’s Plenty to See Down South.”


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